One of the things I have learnt from being a psychotherapeutic counsellor, is to challenge narratives - the story we tell ourselves about ourselves.
Being fair, holding attachments lightly, resilience, perception - living
en-purpose - are the intangibles that really matter to me.
My life is underpinned by my core values, my strengths and a desire to help others appropriately.
"Thank you so much for everything this past year. I am so grateful for everything you have helped me understand and for the person I am now. It has been wonderful knowing you." V
"...I will forever be grateful for helping me find the adult in me and boundaries during these difficult but life changing moments of my life." J
"...In some ways I've changed, in others maybe not so much - but definitely for the better!" P
"Just want to say thank you again for the great help you have given me last spring - it was just of enormous help." T
"I just wanted to thank you from the bottom on my heart for all the support you've given me, and for standing by me and believing in me even when I haven't believed in myself..." "...You are an inspiration to me, and I value you deeply." H
"Thank you so much for all your help and understanding through the years." N
Experience5 years private coaching practice
14 years private counselling / psychotherapy practice
3 years p/t counsellor, ASCA (Addiction Support & Care Agency)
1 year p/t counselling - centre for survivors of sexual & domestic abuse
1 year p/t counselling clients - Metanoia Clinic
1 year Programme Assistant, LifeWorks (resid. Primary Addiction Rehab)
3+ years Assoc. Director, Kingston & District PCT: Mental Health Act Manager (reviewing those Sectioned under MH Act)
Administrating & marketing - BFSS National RE (interfaith/trans-cultural) Centre: training state school teachers in awareness, understanding / appreciation of cultural, race and religious difference.
A background in marketing, promotion and business management.
TrainingProfessional, accredited Coaching training - PURE Coaching: 2018
Hypnotherapy training (rapid inductions) with Rory Z.
Coaching Certificate: 2015.
Advanced Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Training (ACT) (2014-2015)
PG Dip Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Studies (2011 Metanoia/Middlesex Univ)
Trained MSc level - Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (2007-2011 Metanoia Inst)
Trauma Therapy (Wealdon Inst)
Animal Assisted Therapy (Wealdon Inst)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training (Kingston College)
Trained/initiated into Transcendental Meditation - after reading the late-great industrialist, Sir John Harvey Jones, practiced it.
Trainings in: Working with Couples, Working with Groups, Bodywork, Bowlby Attachment Relationships (PPA), Working with Addictions, Loss & Bereavement, Motivational Interviewing, Child Protection (ASCA)
Integral Model for Treating Trauma & Addiction, Addiction & Narcissism (LifeWorks)