A little about me . . .
I have always been a people person; naturally drawn to being with and helping others.
Experiences in my early life and growing up were difficult and I unconsciously shut down inside as a response with a constant inner feeling that something was missing.
I functioned outwardly well enough and didn’t question my ‘normal’ life. At age 24 I took the opportunity to go on a world trip. It was the catalyst that life must change! I experienced glimpses of who I really was underneath and the deep unhappiness I felt. On coming home I sought counselling; the real me began to emerge and the nagging sense of something missing lessened.
Life conspires to help you and in 2001 I realised I wanted to be a Psychotherapist, professionally helping others and making a difference. In January 2002 I started on a Foundation Course in Counselling and Psychotherapy and graduated in October 2007 as a Child and Family Psychotherapist.
I have been privileged to work privately with amazing clients since the beginning of my training and have had invaluable placements, including The Peace Hospice, Age Concern, Place to Be and Signpost. I facilitated Gestalt weekend workshops for Diploma Students for 7 years, was part of a Constellation Therapy group for over 2 years and ran multi-sensory musical groups for babies through the preschool children and their parents for 3 years.
In 2010 I was blessed to become a mum. An experience which has transformed my life and my work further and deeper. My daughter is a wonderful character, a joy, a wise old soul, an incredible teacher and I love and am grateful for her beyond words.
My learning, development, passions and interests continue and are weaved into my work. I am grateful to the many diverse, wise, wonderful teachers; including therapists, supervisors, tutors, colleagues, friends, inspirational writers, speakers and people that want and believe in more than this. I wouldn’t be where I am without them. I too am grateful to life, the greatest teacher of all if we notice and allow it. Its gifts, good and bad, help us grow and create lives of wonder, purpose and fulfilment.
- 2009 City & Guilds Level Three Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
- 2007 Masters in Integrative & Transpersonal Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy
- 2007 Diploma in Sandplay Studies
- 2006 Four years Diploma training in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy
- 2002 Certificate in Fundamentals of Counselling & Psychotherapy
- UKCP Registered
- Trained at CCPE