I am a qualified Humanistic Therapist having completed my studies at the University of Brighton. My experience includes working with clients at a women’s charity in Brighton offering trauma-informed therapy and with NHS clients accessing the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) counselling service in the Croydon area. I have worked with clients seeking help with issues arising from domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, relationship difficulties, childhood trauma and Boarding School Syndrome.
I offer a friendly, nonjudgmental space where you will be listened to with respect and empathy. I will support you to explore your issues at your own pace, in a way that feels right for you. When I work with you, I think of the work we might do together as ‘putting the big light on’, supporting you to consider your difficulties not as individual spot-lit problems but as a part of everything that you and your experiences comprise.
Before training to become a counsellor, I worked in education over many years across six countries including the Middle East and Asia. My work ranged from primary school teaching through working with asylum seekers and refugees on issues of cross-cultural communication, change and transition to cyber security training.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am thereby bound by their ethical and professional standards.
LGBTQ issues, relationship issues, sexual abuse/assault and substance misuse issues.