I have been married to my husband Don since 1996, we have three children (two teenagers, and one adult). Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked in a financial role for a Police Trust who supported young offenders and their families to rebuild their lives on new foundations. I also volunteered in our church's local community outreach and engaged with many people from all walks of life.
I am passionate about people achieving wholeness no matter what background they come from, or what issue it is they are struggling with. In 1999 I went through my own personal struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, grief, and depression after a couple of miscarriages. My journey to wholeness has supported my counselling practice by gaining understanding of the pain of suffering that comes from emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual illness. I have a strong faith and hope in God that underpins my counselling practice.
The models I use in counselling practice are: Narrative Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My areas of counselling are as follows:
Abuse and trauma, anger and violence, anxiety and panic attacks, bullying, depression and sadness, divorce and separation, grief and loss, identity and belonging, life transitions and life changes, postnatal depression and trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress, workplace issues and burnout.
I am available for counselling on the following days and times (zoom / phone / face-to-face available):