BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham in partnership with Staffordshire University.
BSc (Hons) in Health Care Studies from the University of Nottingham.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am committed to providing an ethical and professional service. I work within the ethical codes of both the BACP and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC). I hold an advanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and professional indemnity insurance. I also have almost thirty years experience as a Registered Nurse working for the NHS.
Areas of Expertise
I work with adults of all ages from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Whatever your personal values and beliefs, I will not judge you but accept you for who you are.
I have experience in a wide variety of issues including anxiety, panic attacks and depression. These are often signs of underlying problems. By exploring these issues together, we can endeavour to uncover the possible causes and help you develop coping strategies especially tailored to meet your needs.
Although bereavement and loss are life events that most of us have to face, our experiences are profoundly different. By providing you with a safe place to express the many feelings and emotions you may be experiencing, I can help you to sort through and process them. The words 'bereavement' and 'loss' often refer to the loss of a loved one but could also refer to other types of losses. The loss of a job, children leaving home and the loss of a relationship can also leave us feeling bereft and experiencing grief. Allowing the grieving process to take place can bring healing and a greater sense of hope.
I often work with young adults who are struggling to find their place and identity in what can seem a judgemental and confusing world. I have experience in working with students studying at a local university.
Whatever issues you may decide to bring to me, I will strive to offer the support and encouragement required for you to develop, grow and establish a greater sense of balance in your life.