About me

Counselling Journey

It was through my own experience with counselling twenty years ago that inspired me to retrain and change my career from a book designer to a therapist.

I started my counselling journey working in the field of addictions and substance misuse. I worked as a freelancer counsellor for Southdown Housing Association; The Crime Reduction Inititiative (working with dependencies/addictions) and the Family Intervention Programme (FIP).  I have worked at the Women’s Center in Brighton and at the YMCA, counselling young people aged between 11-17 years. Currently, alongside my private practice in Shoreham-by-Sea,  I work part time at Mankind, counselling male survivors of sexual abuse.

From 2003 to 2004 I participated in a two year shamanic personal development programme.  I have always had an interest in working holistically, working with the whole body as a source of information. As neurologist Antonio Damasio puts it, “the mind is embodied, not just embrained”.

Details of my qualifications:

Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Accredited)
Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy
Voice Dialogue Practitioner
Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Dependencies

Additional trainings

Working with Trauma
Working creatively with Trauma
Working creatively with Addictions

Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Sexual Abuse
Safe Guarding – children and adults
Family Constellations
Taking Therapy Outside – Understanding Therapeutic Practice in Outdoor Natural Spaces
Creative work in Sandtray

I am committed to ongoing training and personal development.