– I have 30 years’ experience as a counsellor
– I work with adult clients from diverse backgrounds and cover a broad range of issues
– I am a Registered Member of the BACP
[one of the largest professional bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK, which ensures that all its members are appropriately qualified]

I have specialist training in –

        • couple / relationship / marriage guidance
        • parent and family issues
        • anxiety, stress, low confidence or low self-esteem
        • abuse
        • boarding school syndrome for those who are struggling with their experience of being sent away from the family home
    • I am DBS checked
    • I have a private practice, and also work with a Community counselling agency, Employment Assistance Programmes [EAP’s] and GPs
    • I am a SUPERVISOR with 26 years’ experience working with – qualified counsellors,  trainee counsellors, parent mentors, parent facilitators, staff groups, and management teams 

Parent Support

    • I am an ACCREDITED PARENT EDUCATOR with over 25 years experience of –
        • helping Parents, Carers both 1-2-1 and in groups
        • working with Grandparents
        • helping Step and Newly Formed Families
        • working with parents living with ADHD and Autism
        • supporting parents of young offenders, those involved with Children’s Services, CAMHS [Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service]
        • working with Schools
        • facilitating parenting programmes, including evidence based SFSC [Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities], Triple P [Positive Parenting Programme]
        • running Workshops in Effective Communication, Motivating Teenagers, Anger Management, Sibling Rivalry, Divorce & Separation, Top Ten Tips for Parents
    • I have chaired the local Parenting Forum for 20 years, providing vital information and networking   across the Voluntary and Statutory sectors for the benefit of families

    • I devised and deliver a Peer Mentor programme to older pupils
    • I was a Children’s Centre Governor and Vice Chair of a local Home-Start