Hi there – I’m so glad you’re popping over here to find out more about me…
I live and work in the beautiful Shropshire countryside with my furry companion, Ben.
I love being in nature, gardening, cooking, and of course running my private practice. I’m passionate about what I do. I still feel stressed from time to time, however, mindfulness has been a significant discovery in my life and helps to keep me grounded. I love it so much that I’m now trained to teach Mindfulness Based-Stress Reduction (MBSR).
I’m a keen traveller of the UK – there’s so much to see right here on this wonderful island of ours! So as you can imagine, I’m highly enthusiastic about mini breaks and staycations. I got married in Cornwall and this feels very much like our second home.
I love life as it is now but this hasn’t always been the case. I’ve been through some dark times and have lived experience of trauma, anxiety, bereavement, grief and loss. You may have heard the term “the wounded healer”. It is my own experiences that have led me on this path of helping others.
When I was 25, my mum passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. This loss was devastating for me. However, there was no real time to grieve.
Not more than 2 months later, I lost my dad to Dementia. I immediately stepped into the role of care giver and for 7 years grieved his loss, until he died.
Healing didn’t happen over night and it was a combination of support from professionals, friends and self-help. This is the reason that I value the integrative approach to therapy. You can read more about my approach on the work with me page.
I’m passionate about giving you the support you need too.
I understand the emotional roller coaster of trauma and grief, as well as the pain that bereavement and loss brings. I get how debilitating anxiety and depression can be.
I know that life will never be the same again and adjusting to life after loss isn’t easy. I also know that it is possible when the time comes for you to adapt, heal and grow around your grief. I also know that it is possible to navigate the complexities of trauma, anxiety and depression with the right support.
The bit about qualifications
This is not the most important thing, however I also know that you feel reassured by the fact that I continue to invest in my professional development. I have lots of skills, interests and qualifications which make up my own unique style of supporting you through whatever it is that you’re facing. My knowledge and experience is all part of the mix when it comes to providing you with a compassion-led and non-judgemental service:
- BSc & MSc Psychology
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic (Integrative) Counselling
- Diploma in Performance Coaching with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Additional Certificate in NLP – Practitioner Level
- Certified Mental Health First Aider
- Level 5 in Leadership & Management
- Qualified Adult Trainer
- Level 3 in Counselling Skills & Theory
- Mindfulness Teacher Training
- Cruse Certificate in Bereavement Practitioner Training
I am a Registered Counsellor with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) membership.
Being a professional member demonstrates that I am held accountable for safe and ethical practice and that I care about keeping my skills and training up to date in order to be the best for you. It also means I undertake regular supervision from a qualified supervisor and my professional insurance is present and correct.
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