From a very young age I have been fascinated by people, and the way in which they try to cope through difficult times in their lives.
I have always had the ability to put people at ease by conveying warmth, openness and by being genuine, real and authentic. I have a deep sense of empathy towards others. I am open minded and non-judgemental.
However, supporting people with their feelings and emotions was not something I initially set out to do.
Put simply, it was innate-a calling.
Having experienced severe trauma in my own life, having pulled back and recovered from it, I feel it has equipped me with a deeper level of understanding of the struggles we as humans can endure, and what it takes to get through.
I have personally experienced Sudden death syndrome and all that can bring- the manifestations of grief, anxiety, hopelessness, trauma and despair.
Having recovered from unanticipated consequences, and being able to acknowledge the mountain that I personally needed to climb to overcome this, I am now deeply moved and fulfilled when I can help and support someone who is struggling to cope with their mental health.
‘At its best, therapy helps us experience more meaning, more fulfilment and contentment in our lives.’
I offer Humanistic, Person-centred counselling and have a Counselling Diploma Level 4.
I have 20 years experience of counselling. I am a Registered member of the BACP and am committed to working in accordance with their ethical framework. I also am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
During my career a great deal of my work has been with anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, issues of attachment and loss, and struggles relating to low self-esteem and self-worth.
I currently am employed as an EAP counsellor on a MH phone line. I have my own private practice and also work for CRADLE Charity- offering counselling support to women and their partners who are affected by early pregnancy loss.
My previous role as an Adoption counsellor for the General Register Office under section 51 Adoption Act 1976, provided me with the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience working with adopted adults wishing to explore the circumstances surrounding their adoption. I am fortunate enough to be resuming work again within this capacity in the next few months.
For more information about adoption services please see the link below:-
Following the ‘Access to birth records’ service, you may feel you have more questions, concerns or emotions that perhaps are unexpected, or that you maybe confused about.
Please feel free to contact me as I can offer you support, further understanding and the opportunity to explore how you may now be feeling and ways forward for you with the information you have gained.
Furthermore, if you are a birth relative and have feelings you are struggling with, I can also support and guide you through these emotions, and help you to make sense of them.