A Bit About Me...
I am from a healthcare as well as a creative writing background. Both these strands are important to me in my life and in my work as a counsellor.
As a writer, providing creative workshops in a variety of settings, such as a mental health day centre, a head injuries support group, and a children's theatre company, I saw first hand the positive benefits creative expression could have in health, self-confidence and well-being.
A personal crisis in my own life then led me to contact a counsellor for support to explore what was happening. I was sceptical whether it could really help me, but it proved a revelation.
This combination of my creative work, my heath work and my own personal experience, eventually led me to train as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I chose an accredited course at The Gestalt Centre in London. I have a diploma in counselling as well as a post-graduate diploma in Gestalt Studies. I am an accredited member of the BACP.
My work as a counsellor has included work in a rehab centre for alcohol and drug addiction. I also have experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem, relationship issues, fertility problems, childhood abuse, eating disorders and employment stress.
I offer a warm, accepting space for you to bring and share whatever problem is preventing you from getting the most out of your life. Together we may creatively explore what is happening for you right now, whether that be unfinished business from the past, or worries for the future. Please contact me for further information.