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I trained as a counsellor at the University of Chester, graduating with distinction. I have counselling experience with adult clients in a hospice, a sexual abuse support charity and in an agency that supports all . I have worked with clients who have experienced:
- life limiting illness
- cancer survivorship
- role change (spouse/partner to carer)
- child sexual abuse
- rape and sexual assault
- partner abuse
- loss (job/role/hopes and dreams)
- lack of self esteem
- low mood
My qualifications are:
MA Clinical Counselling (University of Chester)
Cert HE Advanced Counselling Studies (University of Plymouth)
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am trained in the Person Centred Approach, a form of counselling which focuses on feelings and providing a safe environment where you can explore what is important to you. I see my role as accompanying you on your explorations of your inner self and your relationship with the world around you.
I regularly undertake continuing professional education to keep my knowledge up to date, covering issues such as child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, bereavement, self injury/harm, and the use of art and creativity in counselling.
I have regular meetings with my counselling supervisor to ensure I practice safely and ethically. I am working towards accreditation with BACP.
Before training as a counsellor I have worked as an accountant, a hospital chaplain and in an informational role for a major UK charity.
I respect the broad range of spiritual and religious beliefs, agnosticism and atheism, and the variety of personal expressions of identity, gender and sexuality.
I am a registered member of BACP, and work to their ethical standards, a summary of which may be found here.
Want to talk? Call me on 07761 023027.
This page was last updated on 12/2/19