Alongside becoming a Humanistic Counsellor, I have worked for over 28 years with young people and families, as a Youth Worker and also as a Family Coach. This has been an excellent foundation for my second career in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have experience in relationship building, conflict resolution, reducing Child-to-Parent Abuse, reducing risk-taking behaviours, clarifying boundaries of what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and reducing parental stress and anxiety. This work is based upon a non-judgemental and open approach that engenders a sense of sustainable intervention so that the young people and families can together move forward with their lives.
Throughout my own journey I use photography as a creative pathway to question and challenge my own thinking to explore possibilities for change. Photography has given me the space and mindful approach to look and give consideration for the world around me.
At times I have welcomed the use of photography within the therapeutic space to offer a creative way of working. Bringing emotionality that at times cannot be expressed in words alone, this can be a helpful tool to unpick the tensions and complexities that may arise within our work together.
Compassionate Inquiry Certificate with Gabor Mate (Year long programme)
Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton
BA(Hons) - Professional Studies Learning and Development - University of Brighton
Dip HE - Education in Youth and Community Work - University of Brighton
Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (QCF) Chartered Management Institute
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) Varndean College Brighton
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists 382946. I adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines for practice, and am fully insured for all therapeutic work. I also hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.