I recently relocated to Beverley and bring with me significant experience from my private practice in Hampshire and from voluntary work at St Michael's Hospice in Basingstoke and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Andover.
At the hospice I was a bereavement counsellor, this work has given me invaluable experience in helping the grieving and bereft. I have an in depth working knowledge and understanding of others feelings and experience. Bereavement can present one with; anger, fear, guilt, hopelessness and disrupt the family dynamic. With the Princess Royal Trust for Carers my work supported unpaid carers, usually family members. There I worked with a wide range of age groups. Some of the presenting issues are; loss, living with dementia or Alzheimer's, self esteem, low self worth, anger, anxiety, depression, fear and sadness.
Originally I trained and had a successful career in the hospitality industry. I decided that I wanted to change path and develop my skills in different directions. It was this decision which brought me to a career in counselling.
To date my professional qualifications include a BA hons degree (first class) in Transactional Analysis (TA) and a TA 101 certificate. My degree is accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am a registered member and I have achieved accreditation. I have a valid DBS and I am registered with IOC (data protection).
In my work I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice, further information can be seen and downloaded at www.bacp.co.uk. I am a recognised provider by major health care companies and EAPs.
The Anger Workshop
When Relationships Hurt; Toxic Friends and Troublesome Families
Working with Existential Dilemmas
Counselling clients who have experienced Domestic Violence
Introduction to child protection