I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 10 years counselling experience. I underwent my training in the Person-Centred Approach to counselling at the University of Nottingham where I attained a First Class degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice.
I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) http://www.bacp.co.uk/ and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2002), a copy of which is available to download at http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
In addition to my private practice I have worked with BUPA
as a counsellor and assessor as part of their Employee Assistance Programme
since 2008. I have worked five years as a volunteer counsellor and assessor
with Age Concern's
I have also worked with adolescents in the Sherwood Community Counselling Service and given a number of years service as a telephone volunteer with the Samaritans.
I have worked successfully with a broad range of issues both in the short term (6 to 10 solution-focussed sessions) and in longer term work of up to two years (including palliative support). I have extensive experience of working with clients in their own homes and also of residential home counselling. My client base has included a broad demographic of 18 to 70 year olds with diverse cross cultural ethnicities and religious orientations. I have wide experience of counselling clients in male and female same sex relationships.
Areas of counselling that I have worked with and issues I have supported people through are: