I am a fully qualified Counsellor and completed my Diploma in 2009 with the Counselling on Merseyside Pastoral and Supporting Service (COMPASS), a Liverpool Centre of Excellence for Counselling, Training, CPD and Research. My training at COMPASS was an integrative ‘relational model,’ grounded in the Person-Centred Approach as well as some elements of Psychodynamic work.
In October 2013 I gained Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist status with BACP (’MBACP Accred’). This means that I have achieved a substantial level of approved training and experience and my practice has been deemed to meet the standard for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner. I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (www.bacpregister.co.uk) in line with the Professional Standards Authority.
I worked as a COMPASS Counsellor from 2007 to 2014 and an Associate Counsellor at Liverpool Hope University from 2010 to 2015. I have been in private practice since 2013. In 2020 I joined the team of Counsellors at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Masters degree in English Literature in 2003 I have worked in an administrative and pastoral supporting role in a large school 6th form. I also have experience of facilitating training in listening skills for small groups of adults. I have also been a Trustee of COMPASS Counselling.
I am a committed member of a regular Personal Development group and a Creative Connections group with other qualified counsellors, as well as a book reviewer for the BACP Private Practice Journal.
"Thank you so much for all your kindness, patience, wisdom and counsel."
"Thank you for giving me back (or helping me find!) my happy face."
"Initial anxieties were removed by you and the lovely atmosphere you created. I felt safe and revived every Wednesday afternoon - a rare gift."
"Thank you for all your support and helping me understand myself a little better."