for over twenty years with the Probation Service, I qualified as a counsellor
worked as a therapist with a charity offering counselling for men and
women who have been sexually abused and for 9 years until 2012 I worked
in the NHS offering short term therapy and running Mindfulness Groups.
orientation was humanistic and this remains my core theoretical base.
However, I have undertaken short courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
and Transactional Analysis and these are incorporated in my work where
this is appropriate.
I am also
an experienced Social Worker and have worked as a trainer, supervisor
and assessor of foster carers. I sit on a Fostering Panel as Vice Chair
and an independent member.
undertaken lengthy training with the Sussex Mindfulness Centre to teach
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy both to individuals and with
groups. I have discovered from my own experience that Mindfulness practices
are an effective way of coping with difficulty whether this is stress,
anxiety or depressive periods of life.
in Counselling in 1999
Registered (Psychotherapeutic Counsellor)
training through the NHS
Teacher of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
Social Worker (GSCC) since 1981
email me or phone on 07837
905369 (mobile) or 01243 543658 if you would like to arrange
an appointment or find out more information.