BACP registered counsellor, MA counselling, specialising in Marriage and Family counselling. I work with adults, children, families and couples on a long term or short term basis. I am qualified to deliver parenting courses, such as Webster Stratton Incredible years and enhancing adoptive parenting and I can deliver Theraplay techniques that enhancing attachment.
I offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and professional space to explore any issues that are causing you distress. I work in a non- directive way and follow your lead because I believe that you are the experts in your own life.
I provide a secure and compassionate environment to explore and overcome any challenges and anxieties that you that you are struggling with. If you have any issues from your past that you are finding hard to cope with and they are inhibiting your relationships with your partner, friends or family, it is good to talk to an unbiased person who can help you navigate your way through the issues. You need care and support to feel free of their burden. My role is to help therapeutically with this task.
You may prefer to start with a set number of focused sessions, or longer term, more in-depth work.; please contact me so that we can discuss how I can help.
I have been worked in the social care field for 27 years and I started off in residential settings for adolescents, young children and mother and baby units.
In 1997 I moved to the USA and worked in a therapeutic capacity in a wilderness and boot camp custodial setting with adolescents. The aim of the camp was to remove young people from their troubled environment and work with them utilising traditional Native American principals.
In 2004 I gained my MA in mental health counselling specialising in marriage and Family. I managed the family services for the Seminole Tribe of Florida delivering individual, couple and family counselling to children and adults. I have managed a myriad of therapeutic settings delivering front line services to adults, children, families and groups.
In 2006 I moved back to the UK and became a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP).
Since I moved back to the UK I have delivered counselling to adults, children, couples and families.
In 2013 I started work for a fostering and adoption agency and I set up a therapeutic service for adopted and fostered children and families. I devised and delivered training courses for the families to help them adjust and adapt to living as a family. The adults learnt about attachment, trauma and identity and how to parent therapeutically. I deliver training courses on:
attachment, developmental trauma, Identity, therapeutic play, managing difficult behaviour and parenting teenagers.
PTTLLS qualification along with Training the Trainers, has 37 years working in Health and Social care with Mental Health, Young People, families, Older people, Domestic Violence and Learning Disabilities.
I am qualified to deliver training, and have delivered training to organisations and professionals
I develop and provide training for adults and young people, that seeks to inform and empower,
I have worked in Health and Social Care for 37 years, and started off as a mental health residential worker, with ages from 17 years old upwards supporting them to gain the skills needed to live independently.
I have worked with all vulnerable groups and my approach has always been about empowering the clients to live a full life and make sure they understand the choices they have to make informed decisions about their lives.
In 2000 I gained my first management role working with Domestic Violence, and began developing training for volunteers and organisations to raise awareness and knowledge about Domestic violence.
Over the years I have gained two adult teaching qualifications, a professional training qualification along with a certificate in Counselling skills and Theory. I believe in continuous learning and have used my experience working with vulnerable groups and knowledge to ensure I always provide a respectful and informative service to organisations and clients.