Before re-training as a counselling psychotherapist I was a teacher working in both primary and secondary schools, as well as the museum service. I trained in special needs with the local authority and the NHS, and also worked in a person -centred college as a therapeutic specialist.
In the years since I qualified I have been pleased to help a range of people presenting with a variety of issues such as bereavement, trauma, low self esteem, identity and stress. I have extra training and experience in the areas of autism and neurodiversity, anxiety and spirituality.
In addition to being in private practice I run a number of support groups in the locality and for Harrogate Grammar School and work as the Education Co-ordinator at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Leeds, I also offer workshops in meditation and mindfulness.
You can see a picture of both me and my therapy space on this website. Clients tell me I am warm and welcoming that I have a sense of humour and make them think!
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (distinction) - Leeds Beckett University
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University
Post Graduate Certificate in Education - University of Huddersfield
Intensive Interaction Practitioner Certificate - Leeds NHS Trust
BA (Hons) - Lancaster University
Empowering Autistic Individuals To Be Successful-Dr Temple Grandin/Autism Cork.
The Autistic Experience of Counselling- Autism Mental Health Edinburgh.
Working with Stories, Narrative Therapy-Sarah Webber.
Buddhist Psychology and Other Centred Counselling-Caroline Brazier @ Tariki Trust.
Sitting Still Like a Frog-Meditation for Children Cert-Eline Snel
Team Teach Training -Education Leeds.
Non Violent Resistance-
Diploma in Art Therapy-Renaissance Training Academy
Connecting With Shame- Alan Leach
Gestalt an Existential Approach-Alan Leach
Counselling Online- a primer- OU & BACP
Trauma Defined-Bessel Van der Kolk/PESI
The Challenge of Anger- Horsforth TA Centre
I am fully insured and DBS checked.