Training, Coaching and Counselling Professional
My passion for counselling began in 2006 when I had counselling , after suffering from post natal depression. The ten counselling sessions I had were life changing and I decided then that I would like to train as a Counsellor so that I could help others .
In 2011 I qualified as a Counsellor. At the time I was working as a Distribution Centre Manager. I had been working in a senior management role for the past 20 years and found my counselling skills to be invaluable in helping me support my team through difficult life events. After I qualified I continued to volunteer in the evening, developing my skills and expand my experience. I was fortunate get the opportunity to work with lots of different clients and situations.
Over time I realised that I wanted to move away from managing teams and warehouses and put my skills to better use. In 2018 I hung up my Hi Viz jacket and I took the plunge to start my own business.
I specialise is anxiety management and I would say that 90% of clients struggle with anxiety at some point.
I have loads of experience of working with stress related problems, depression, low self confidence, anger management, bereavement, redundancy, relationship issues, managing life changes etc.
I have over ten years experience in counselling people face to face. Each and every client is different and I work towards achieving client goals at their pace.
I have worked with couples/older family groups to help them to improve their relationships and communication with each other.
I work on behalf of the NHS providing Support Therapy Session. Working with people with long term mental health problems, supporting them out and about in the community.
I run workshops/training programs for mental health well being. l am always looking for opportunities to get people talking together about their mental health and share their experiences.
I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, its wonderful for me to see the positive changes in people.
If you would like to know more, ask me a question or you would like to book a session please get in touch.
A PERSON CENTRED APPROACH
I work using a person-centred counselling approach. I believe that everyone has the resources to find their own answers and make positive changes to their lives.
I believe that counselling gives you the opportunity to talk through what’s really on your mind in a safe, calm and confidential environment. Counselling offers you the opportunity to work through your thoughts and feelings and explore what these really mean to you.
Sessions usually are once a week and last for one hour. These are your sessions and I work to your agenda and at your speed. Each session gives you an opportunity to off load and work through what is on your mind.
I am trained to listen and not judge, to be respectful and always treat you with dignity. Counselling offers you a safe space to explore, discover your own solutions and create a way forward.