About me

I am a warm, caring and reliable counselling professional with a deep sense of personal and professional integrity. My formal therapy training is Person-Centred (Humanistic) with a particular interest in Complex Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and early life Attachment.

Alongside private counselling, I have experience of working with a charitable organisation based in Chester, providing counselling to clients, children and families facing challenging issues, working with clients from NHS, local authorities and social services.

Beyond counselling, I have a background in education, teaching for over twenty-five years, primarily working with young people in the 11-18 age range. My experience in education has given me a greater understanding of the significance of childhood adversity upon individuals. I am a certified CBT therapist with a special interest in resilience and personal growth across the life span.

Qualifications and Registrations

MBACP-Accredited member of the BACP (2022)

MA Clinical Counselling-The University of Chester (2019)

Diploma in Counselling Studies- The University of Chester (2012)

B A Hons-Psychology Degree Child Development Module, OU (2006)

PGCE- Secondary Teaching Certificate, St Andrew’s College (1998)

MA Politics- The University of Glasgow (1997)