Before re-training as a counsellor 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.
. Since then I have been pleased to help a range of people presenting with a variety of issues such as bereavement, abuse, low self esteem, bullying, exam stress,anxiety, acceptance, spirituality, and communication problems..
In addition to being in private practice I volunteer as a mentor/counsellor for Adoption UK., I also run a number of support groups in the locality and for Harrogate Grammar School.
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!
Qualifications & Experience
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
I have specialist knowledge and experience of working with clients with disabilities (physical, neurodiverse, and PMLD), adolescents, parents of children with disabilities, adoptive parents, and I run courses in mindfulness and meditation.
I am fully insured and DBS checked.