I graduated in 2002 from university, after which I spent ten years living in Ireland. I have worked predominantly for the public and voluntary sectors where I have worked within the substance misuse, disability, sexual health sectors, domestic violence and homelessness sectors.
My personal experience and an interest in working with people has led me on a path towards emotional wellbeing. I qualified as a Humanistic Counsellor in 2010 following four and a half years of training. I now work in a more integrative way, helping to ensure that the counselling experience is a very personal and individual one for my clients. I am an EMDR practitioner and in addition to working in a client-centred way, I utilise CBT techniques and mindfulness in session – if the client would like to.
I trained in Ireland on an Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) recognised course. I am now an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My membership number is 726616. My registration number with the BACP is 57722.
I moved to London in 2011 and Leigh-on-Sea Essex in 2019. I now have a private counselling practice in addition to other supportive roles. I have clients based all over Essex and in London thanks to my experience of working online with clients in addition to face-to-face.
I have experience of working with a wide range of adolescents, individuals and couples. I have experience of working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, religions and cultures.
I have facilitated and established personal development workshops for groups of young people to develop their self-esteem, confidence and awareness of mental health. I am a trained Strengthening Families Programme and sexual health facilitator.
I am happy to tell you more about how I work and about my experience when we meet, or during a free telephone conversation before you to decide to have counselling with me.