I worked in the music business in London for over twenty years, looking after a team of staff and a wide roster of artists. Following a corporate merger, I realised that I was no longer enjoying my work and left to pursue a long held dream to study photography. Following a move to Suffolk, and a period working as a photographer and bringing up a young family, I chose counselling as my next career.
I practice from a humanistic integrative approach which means that I use theories and techniques from various psychotherapeutic perspectives. I have developed this approach based on my own values, but more importantly so as to be able to work in the way that best suits your needs. Above all, it is the therapeutic relationship that I believe to be the most important aspect in healing and development.
I use techniques that include Gestalt, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I work both privately and as a volunteer at an agency providing low cost counselling.
I have a Foundation Degree of Arts in Counselling (Passed with Distinction). I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am a member of the Suffolk Association for Counselling.
I am currently studying on the Masters Programme in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Advance Clinical Practice), at the Minster Centre in London. I also have a BA(Hons) in History and a Postgraduate Certificate (with Distinction) in Photography.
I am DBS checked and hold professional indemnity insurance.