I have been providing counselling and psychotherapy in Hampshire and Dorset since 2014 and I have been working with children and young people for 23 years.

In the past I have taught in adult education as a Therapeutic Body Massage Tutor at Harrow College, Middlesex. When I lived in New Zealand I was a Literacy and Numeracy Consultant, providing CPD for teachers in the prison environment and other adult education settings like Early Childhood Education, Hospitality and Life Skills. I also taught in International Schools in Brazil, Sri Lanka and India. I have worked in schools supporting teachers in their professional development, providing CPD and advising in the area of curriculum, organisation and management. I have also volunteered as a counsellor as part of my professional training in a rape and sexual abuse centre, where I was supervised and received specialist training and support in trauma therapy.

In the past I have also taken training in Emotional Freedom Technique and Hypnotherapy as well as energy healing modalities, yoga and meditation. I enjoy walking, cycling, reading, painting, Qi Gong and yoga meditation.

Qualifications and CPD

Working with Young People (11-18), Bournemouth, UK

Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Southampton, UK

Working with Sexual Trauma, Wiltshire, UK

Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Southampton, UK

Compassionate Focused Therapy with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Dorset Action on Abuse, UK

Diploma of Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Hampshire, UK

Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner Certificate, UK

Diploma of Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, Hampshire, UK

Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, Dorset, UK

Cancer and its Treatments, Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre for Cancer Support and Information, Harrow, UK

Diploma of Anatomy, Physiology and Therapeutic Massage, Harrow, UK

Bachelor of Education (Primary), University of Winchester, UK