I have had a varied working life and held positions in both the public and private sectors: I worked in large business organisations for many years and also in local government for 15 years. I have also worked with small charities. My most rewarding experience was being involved with a group that helped young people at risk of being involved with crime. There were some real heartening breakthrough moments experienced when a young person literally turned their life around.
Amongst the charities I support is CentrePoint, which helps young people who have become homeless with improving their lives in all respects including housing, education and employment, holds a special place. Young people who have been disadvantaged and suffered hardship, need all the care, support and help available from the community and CentrePoint really helps to provide this. I decided to become a Counsellor when I tried to understand and deal with my own issues through the help of therapy. I enjoy the challenges the work brings and being able to offer those who become clients my unconditional acceptance and support during the process of therapy. Therapy is not a one-way street, there are benefits for both the Counsellor and client, we can all learn a great deal about ourselves through the counselling relationship.
Qualifications and Training
I have been a practising Counsellor in Epsom for over six years and have worked in a variety of settings including NHS GP surgeries, schools and within counselling services.
I hold a primary qualification in:
– BSc in Integrative Counselling
In addition, I have completed other training including:
– Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– Certificate in Imago Couples Therapy
– Training in Mindfulness and Meditation
– Online Counselling Training
Just so you know …
As a Registered Member I abide by the Code of Ethics of the BACP. What does this mean for you the client? It means that whilst working together in the client / counsellor relationship you are assured that there is this protection for you and the ability to make complaints to the BACP, should this ever become necessary.
To keep my knowledge and skills up to date, I regularly attend training events relating to Counselling and Psychotherapy.
– Registered Member of British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (MBACP)