How and why I became a therapist.
After I had finished school, I completed a psychology degree through the Open University. I was interested in what made people tick but I was not clear what use I would make of this learning. A few years later I was prompted by a friend to study counselling and psychotherapy. I absolutely loved the course, both the professional and personal learning but the most profound impact was the healing I received for my emotional wounds. That’s when I realised this was the area I wanted to work in. Therapy helped me know myself better and be more self accepting. It can help you too.
When I completed my initial certification, I began to provide psychotherapy in a community setting. As I developed my skills and understanding I realised relationships were important to me – relationship with self and with others, so I specialised as a couple therapist to help people struggling with their relationships.
For many years I worked as a manager in a public service setting. I decided to do a supervision course to enable me to supervise counsellors or provide independent supervision for people working in other caring professions.
I often work at emotional depth with clients to achieve transformative change. This can be really challenging but is also hugely rewarding. I love what I do. It is a privilege to be trusted by my clients to share their struggles and innermost experiences. It is so rewarding to be able to help people overcome their emotional struggles and grow towards becoming the best version of themselves.
The services I currently provide include individual psychotherapy, couples counselling, clinical supervision, and coaching/mentoring. I provide this in a private practice context but being generous is good so I also provide therapy for people in a community setting. I am an Accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists).
Further details of my qualifiications are: