Bacp Accredited Counsellor - Clinical Supervisor - Lifestyle & Professional Coach.
With over 20 years experience as a therapist, having completed my initial training and counselling qualification in 1994 and I have continued to work in therapeutic roles since. For the past ten years, I have worked exclusively in Private Practice, developing and delivering bespoke therapeutic services. This has given me the opportunity of working with a vast variety of emotional and behavioural problems that clients have presented with.
My career pathway has led me to work extensively with addictions. Working therapeutically with children from the age of five impacted by parental substance misuse and young people and adults with problematic drug and alcohol misuse. From this direct experience I have gained a deep understanding of the nature of addictions. The impact on the individual and behaviours associated with addiction. Previously, instrumental in the research and development of crack and cocaine provisions in Nottingham as well as providing specialist drug and alcohol training to professionals and organisations. Over the last few years I have also seen a rise in clients accessing services for pornography and sex addictions.
Working for leading charities and NHS Trusts, which have included;
- The Children's Society.
- Compass Drug Services.
- Nottingham Rape Crisis,
- The Nottingham Sexual Assault Referral Center (SARC).
- The Queens Medical Nottingham.
As Counselling Manager at the Nottingham SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Center), I was able to develop a quick access, short term counselling service for victims of sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. This gave me a deep insight and understanding of rape and the impact of trauma and P.T.S.D. (post traumatic stress disorder). I also recognised the incredible difference that having access to a specialised counselling service made to clients, who were often struggling to cope and feeling suicidal.
From this wealth of experience and continued dedicated work within private practice, I have gained areas of expertise working with;
- Drug and Alcohol Addiction.
- Pornography and Sex Addiction.
- Eating Disorders
- Rape and Sexual Assault.
- Pregnancy and Termination.
- School and University Counselling..
I also have significant corporate and business experience providing coaching and consultancy to organisations and businesses. Delivering specialist training programs on personal and professional development and management. Supporting organisations through change, team building and stress management.
Through my professional and personal experiences I have developed a very unique mix of knowledge, skills, qualities and dedication towards my work. I would describe myself as warm, creative, intuitive and genuine. I always strive for the highest quality of service for my clients.
I abide by the ethical guidelines set out by the BACP and UKCP Code of Ethics and Practice.
For further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me below.