I am fully qualified and on the National Counseling Society Accredited Register. This register has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and ensures that members of the public are meeting with a qualified member of the National Counselling Society.
As a member of this organisation I adhere to their ethical guidelines for counselling, attend regular supervision for my caseload, and keep up to date with Continued Professional Development.
I am a qualified ‘Integrative Counsellor’, which means that I have studied a variety of Counselling approaches (Person-centred, Gestalt and CBT). I have a Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling from Heartwood Counselling & Psychotherapy College. During the Covid-19 pandemic I completed an extensive training course for Counselling clients online, recognised by the National Counselling Society.
As a Counsellor there is always so much more to learn. I enjoy reading Counselling books, listening to podcasts and regularly taking courses to extend my knowledge and find out more about issues that affect my clients.
For many years I have worked with Mothers and Carers, helping to run ‘Time for You’ groups to support Mums who have children with additional needs. I have also volunteered for an organisation called Counselling for Carers.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.