My Profile

The term ‘integrative’ means that I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches in order to find what best meets your needs so that you gain confidence to make potential positive changes.

I am passionate about what I do and from feedback I have received, I am approachable, considerate and sensitive when working.

I offer counselling services covering a range of personal issues although I have particular experience of working with adult clients who were sent away to Boarding School.  I also have experience of working with complicated grief issues as a result of traumatic loss and/or bereavement.  Within these fields, I also work with adults who experienced loss and separation in childhood as a result of divorce or going into the care system. 

Further experience includes working within an NHS setting as a staff counsellor and also the Higher Education sector counselling a diverse student population.

Qualifications include:

  • Practitioner Certificate in Affective Neuroscience and Attachment Theory (2017), Psychology Matters in collaboration with Westcountry Association of Counselling (Dagmar Edwards)
  • Diploma Supervision (2016) (Advanced Specialist Training Status, The National Counselling Society), Safe Space for Counselling (Ken Rabone)
  • BA (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (2015), Peter Symonds College, Winchester (validated by Middlesex University)

Attendance at workshops and lectures supports my continued professional development, for example:

  • ‘Outside the Box’ – A live show about Death facilitated by Liz Rothschild (2019)
  • The Impact of Sibling Abuse and Male Survivors facilitated by Jane Hancock & Maureen Vernon (2019)
  • Working with Anger facilitated by Jane Hancock & Maureen Vernon (2018)
  • Trauma, Abandonment and Privilege facilitated by Nick Duffell (2018)
  • Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation facilitated by Janina Fisher, PhD (2018)
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Provider Training (2018)
  • Complications of Bereavement, Causes, Management and Wider Implications facilitated by Dr Colin Murray Parkes (2016)
  • Boarding School Experience facilitated by Nick Duffell, Joy Schaverien & Helena Løvendal-Duffell (2011)

As a registered accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy ( ).