I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have a Master’s Degree in Counselling with Distinction from the University of Bristol and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Nottingham. I am also a qualified teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature from St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision awarded by the National Counselling Society.
I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings and my experience includes working with individuals and families in Counselling, Social Services, Health, Education and Voluntary organisations. Some of the areas in which I have experience include: abuse, addiction, disability, life threatening illnesses, bereavement, mental health, relationship problems, sexual issues, stress and depression, major life change and transition and the day to day challenges facing families and individuals.
I am trained as an accredited counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care and have worked at the Bristol Royal Infirmary with people with cancer and their families and carers. I have also worked for the NHS as a specialist Limb Loss counsellor and as a cancer specialist counsellor at Penny Brohn UK.
I have worked as a tutor, lecturer and Programme Coordinator in counselling for the University of Bristol, the University of
Gloucestershire and the City of Bristol College and have also worked with young adult and mature students in a counselling as well as an academic capacity.
I am an Associate Lecturer on the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice at Bath Spa University.
My research work includes the following:
Transpersonal experiences following bereavement.
Experiences of students undergoing counselling training.
Group dynamics in supervision.