I have many years’ experience in all aspects of counselling, particularly with couples and young people. I have worked in schools and in voluntary organisations to provide counselling to young people, families and adults. I have supported people to overcome many issues including anxiety, lack of confidence, low self esteem, bereavement, communication problems, abuse, domestic violence, sexual identity issues, anger issues, bullying and discrimination.
I am an approachable, non-judgemental individual and I find counselling people incredibly fulfilling. I regularly undertake continuing professional development to update and improve my skills. I aim to be accessible, with good listening skills and I am creative and adaptable in my counselling approach. There are various methods I use in my counselling and I look at what will suit each person, specific to the individual, regardless of age.
Where it all started
My own early challenges in life, and those of people close to me led me to develop an interest in counselling. From a young age, I found that people tended to talk to me about their problems, and my earlier career choices were all people-oriented and communication roles. As a counsellor, I found that I wanted to offer support and a safe environment where clients could express their concerns freely, without fear of judgment.
"Counselling has allowed me to reflect on myself and my current situation. I feel more confident moving forwards."
“Counselling has helped me to understand myself better and to learn how to manage my anger. It has helped me to be much calmer and more understanding when I have disagreements with my wife.”