Based in Bristol, I am a qualified counsellor with several years of experience working with young people in education and adults in NHS services.
I am passionate about student mental health and have a constructive and practical approach where we work together to make the changes you want to see. I have experience supporting students at school, college and university level and work with clients aged 13 and above. I also provide counselling for non- students and parents.
I am registered with the BACP which is a professional body, regulating counsellors and psychotherapists. This means that I follow their code of ethics and they can hold me accountable for my professional practise. Click on the logo below to see my entry on the BACP register.
I completed an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Iron Mill College in Exeter and followed this with a Professional Certificate in Adolescent Counselling from Monash University in Australia.
During my training I undertook three counselling placements. The first was at SWEDA, a charity that supports people affected by eating disorders. The second was at Mangotsfield Secondary School, counselling 11-16 year olds. The most recent was with Oasis-Talk, a company which provides psychological services for the NHS. Here I provided counselling to adults who had been referred through their GPs and I continue to work there part-time.
I have worked for several years supporting students in sixth form college. During this time, I have developed a style of academic support that uses counselling tools to overcome barriers to achievement such as anxiety and depression.
I undertake regular supervision and continuing professional development. These are some of the short courses and workshops I have completed in the last few years.
- Eating Disorders
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Working with Parent and Family Dynamics
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Trauma and the Body – Somatisation and Dissociation
- Safeguarding Children and Adults
- Compassion Focused Approaches to Working with Trauma