My Qualifications and Experience
I am a qualified counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling.
I am also a qualified counselling supervisor with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (NCS Accredited) and can offer low cost supervision to trainee counsellors. Please see the Supervision page for further details.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by its Code of Practice. I am also on the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors (UKRC).
I am registered with the Barnardo's agency to provide counselling to those affected by adoption. This includes birth mothers, those who have been adopted or who have adopted children.
I have worked as a counsellor for a charity counselling parents of children and dependant adults with special needs. I can still offer counselling to such parents within my private practice
I am trained to work with people who have been diagnosed with cancer. I work, also,with those closely associated with someone who has cancer or who have been bereaved through cancer.
Prior to setting up my private practice, I gained experience working as a voluntary counsellor for Barnet Carers and Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead. At Barnet Carers, I counselled people who were caring for relatives, spouses or children. At the hospice I was a counsellor to those who had been bereaved through cancer. I have worked, also, with a charity where I provided counselling for the parents of children with special health and educational needs.
I have had extensive experience in early years teaching and education including working at senior management level. My work with families and children has helped me understand more about the complexity of family life and the demands of work. I specialised in working with children under the age of five, including those with Special Educational Needs.