I have spent the majority of my working life in an office environment, I always felt something was missing and I wanted to help people, but was unsure in what direction to take this. A while back my own mental health suffered, and I found myself having counselling, I did not know what to expect from this, but found it invaluable in my recovery.
From my own experience of counselling and the admiration I had for what it had done for me, I wanted to give something back and help someone else who may be struggling. I made the decision that I wanted to become a counsellor, I studied for three years and qualified in 2018. I began counselling as a volunteer in an organisation dealing with addiction, I have also been a volunteer counsellor for a local charitable counselling service, providing counselling for a variety of issues.
My theory of counselling is a Person Centred approach, which means that I will be lead by you, by accepting you as an individual, I will listen without judgement and trust in you to find your own answers. I continue to develop my counselling skills by attending seminars and workshops, I also have clinical supervision every month to ensure safe practice. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I like nothing more than walking with my dogs, whether that is in the countryside or on a beach somewhere, I love being outdoors whatever the weather, which is usually raining, I find it very therapeutic.