Qualifications & Training
Dip FE Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Dip FE in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy/CBT (CCBT/Regents University)
Working with diversity (BACP, CPCAB)
Trauma workshops (BPS)
Trans awareness (Gendered Intelligence)
Suicidal ideation and risk (Samaritans, TAC)
Domestic Abuse (Solace)
Do you feel no one understands what you’re going through? Do you find it hard to trust people? Do you feel stuck in your life right now?
I understand. Through my first-hand experience in the music industry, I've seen so many people who are in a constant state of stress, struggling with self-doubt, sacrificing their personal lives, vulnerable to constant feedback and afraid to switch off.
It’s why I retrained as a counsellor after 21 years in PR. I worked closely with musicians and professionals; first at a major label and then running my own agency. I witnessed how, for many, the fear of seeking professional help meant problems were bottled up leading to poor mental health. I was one of them, until I got help. My own growth and development inspired me to retrain, so I could be someone you could trust and open up to, as a qualified professional.
My clinical work as a counsellor has been in a diverse range of settings; from the NHS’s IAPT service to a University, a LGBTQ+ charity and the private sector. My own background and specialist training has enabled me to be culturally informed and I take an affirmative approach to diversity in my practice. This has enabled me to work successfully with clients from ethnic minorities and gender, sexuality and relationship diverse clients who are struggling with life challenges as a result of their diversity.
I am a registered member of the professional body, BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical guidelines. You can read more here: https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/3102/bacp-ethical-framework-2018-our-commitment.pdf