Before becoming a counsellor, I was employed in several different jobs - in a library, in university admin and then as a needlewoman with my own craft business. You can see one of my pictures below.
Creativity is still an important element of my life, and I believe that honouring this part of ourselves often plays a key role in healing and personal growth. So I generally keep that in mind in all my counselling work. For those who earn their living in the Arts, emotional and psychological wellbeing is frequently crucial to a sustained career, and here counselling can make a significant difference.
My first encounter with counselling was in 1991, as a client. It was so helpful that I eventually decided to train as a counsellor myself.
Professional Membership: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited Member since 2009)
I hold a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.
I have worked as a counsellor for a national bereavement charity, for the NHS, for a generic therapy centre, and for a commercial firm engaged in workplace counselling. I am happy to discuss referrals from Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers. Enquiries are welcome, too, from any local firms where employees need counselling support.
Areas I can often help with
One client commented,
I can answer any questions about my background and experience, either by phone on +44(0)7581 325846 or email, to [email protected]
Viktor Frankl, Man's search for meaning.
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in
(Leonard Cohen, Anthem)