dip couns, MBACP
My interest in counselling, personal development and therapy started over 30 years ago and was partially inspired by the help I received as a client.
I initially trained in body therapies such as holistic massage and some years later, I went on to study for a BACP Accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling at the Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Crowborough. The course gave me a solid grounding in client led counselling and covered Person Centred Counselling, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
Following many years at New Romney Counselling Services, I now have a private practice in Hastings where I see individual clients and couples of all ages with a variety of issues. Currently, I am only working online, although hope to one day return to seeing clients in person.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked in the operational side of business and event management, as well as in creative industries (film, television and theatre) in both production and as a performer.
BACP Accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Groupwork
MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Teacher Training Course TTR1 & TTR2
Basic Certificate in Counselling Skills
Further Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Progressive Personal Awareness
I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their Ethical Framework and Code of Practice.
Their website can be found at: BACP
I regularly attend additional training, and some of those recent trainings include:
Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice 1 with Deb Dana
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for Trauma with Russ Harris
Somatic Psychology with Arielle Schwartz
Mindful Self Compassion Core Skills Training with Chris Germer and Kristin Neff
The Heart of Trauma with Bonnie Badenoch
As an integrative therapist, I offer several different approaches including:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Trauma Informed Therapy
Compassion Informed Therapy
Polyvagal Theory Informed Therapy