I am an Accredited Counsellor with the BACP and a Supervisor. I have been involved with the outdoors all of my life having been brought up on a farm. Being surrounded by animals and the countryside, I grew up knowing that staying connected with nature was the key to feeling balanced and increasing my overall well-being.
I have worked with individuals, couples and groups since 1999 in a variety of settings, including Voluntary Alcohol Agencies, a GP Surgery, and a Residential Treatment Centre for Addictions. I am committed to my own ongoing professional development and receive regular consultative supervision.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, using a Person-Centred Approach, integrating Attachment Theory and some Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. I use Person-centred Art Therapy Skills along with Nature-Guided Therapy and Outdoor Therapy. Please feel free to ask me more about any of these approaches.
Every individual is treated with respect, compassion, and confidentiality. During the first session we will formulate goals together and work collaboratively to achieve these. The therapeutic process can be challenging, asking you to honestly look at aspects of your behaviour, yourself, or your life that you would like to change, but it is also immensely rewarding and uplifting. Counselling is a safe place where you will not feel judged, but rather will receive on-going support, understanding, and reassurance.
It is my privilege to help people move from a place of distress or dissatisfaction to a fuller, happier, and more satisfying life. As you see change happen and your goals materialize, it is a powerful motivation to continue the process. I look forward to working together to make this happen.