BACP Accredited Counsellor - Clinical Supervisor - Lifestyle & Professional Coach.
With over 20 years experience as a therapist, I have had the opportunity of working within specialist areas as well as working with a vast variety of emotional and behavioural problems that clients have reached out for support with. I currently work exclusively in Private Practice, providing bespoke therapeutic services, to individual clients and organisations. I see private clients through my Nottingham based practice and work with clients all over the world via telephone and Skype.
My initial career path led me towards addictions. Working with young people and adults in drug and alcohol services and then with children, from the age of five, impacted by parental substance misuse. As well as listening and talk therapy, I used play and creative techniques as a way of therapeutic expression. I then went on to research and develop programmes for crack and cocaine misuse, as well as delivering specialist drug and alcohol training. From these experiences, I gained a deep understanding of the nature of addictions. The impact on the individual and family members and the behaviours often associated with addiction. Whilst in Private Practice I have seen a rise in clients accessing support for online and sex addictions.
From working with addictions, I then moved to another specialist area. I had the opportunity to develop a Counselling Service based within the Nottingham Sexual Assault Service (SARC). Here, I was able to offer quick access and short term counselling to victims of sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. This gave me a deep insight into the impact of assault and rape and the sensitivity and understanding of working with trauma and P.T.S.D. This service made a considerable difference to client's at such a distressing time of their lives and I have continued to work with trauma within my Private Practice.
Previously, I worked for Nottingham Health Service, in the development of specialist training to support staff across the Trust. I have continued to create bespoke coaching, supervision and courses to meet professional and organisational needs. Combining elements of counselling, coaching and mindfulness.
I believe that I have a unique collection of knowledge, skills and experience. I would describe myself as warm, creative, intuitive and genuine. I always strive for the highest quality of service for my clients.
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