I have worked with children from 7 years and undertaken extra modules in working with children and young people. I adjust my work with children and young people taking into consideration their level of maturity and will work creatively to meet their needs.
I hold an enhanced DBS ensuring that I meet the required standards for work with children and vulnerable adults.
After a successful career in teaching I decided to retrain as a counsellor. This change was influenced by my constant desire to help others make continuing improvements in their life and feelings of well-being.
As a teacher it quickly became apparent to me that happy secure children learn more easily, and that happy secure adults make the best parents. Expecting high performance from those that are going through troubled or difficult times only adds to their personal angst and can damage the self-esteem that is so important in approaching the world with confidence. It was only natural that I should lean toward helping people improve their lives and become a counsellor and psychotherapist.
I returned to university and studied the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Derby University. This course was accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Many people question the difference between counselling and psychotherapy. It is generally agreed that training in psychotherapy goes much deeper than in counselling and is generally part of Masters Level degree courses (level 7). This training allows me to discern and draw upon relevant interventions when needed.
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I have worked with people of all ages and from all walks of life, with a multitude of issues, some straightforward others very complex. These may be situational or relation based. For others it might just stem from a basic need to feel ‘good enough’ and an inner disquiet. I have been privileged to support my clients on their individual journey from a place where they have felt isolated, fearful and without hope to relief and progress to a stronger and happier position in their lives.
I have worked with individuals who approach me directly and through other agencies:
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Children & Young People
- Private Practice
- NHS Iapt Services
- Nottingham Community Housing Association: working with Homeless
Young People and in a Women’s Refuge for Ethnic Minorities
- Local schools
- Health Practice
- Cruse Bereavement