I began my professional training and education in counselling and psychotherapy in 2004. I trained with Temenos in Sheffield and completed my diploma qualification in 2010.
I have experience working with a wide range of mental health issues and in a variety of professional settings, including counselling charities, university counselling services and an NHS counselling service. I have had additional, specialist training and experience as a pregnancy counsellor and as a childhood sexual abuse counsellor.
I now work as an independent counsellor with adults of all ages and young people, based at Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service. I am also employed two days per week as a counsellor working with young people at Interchange Sheffield CIC, based at Star House in Sheffield.
I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. No. 042696). I work within, and I’m guided by, the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Other relevant training and employment
I’m the mother of two adult children and I have a valid, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
I have previously been employed in projects working with: young carers; ‘looked after’ young people; survivors of domestic abuse; adults living in the community with severe and enduring mental health problems; and with young people and teachers in schools.
PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2014, NWCS, Nottingham)
Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (2010, Temenos Education, Sheffield)
BA (Hons) English Literature (1983, University of Sheffield)