I have my own private practice, which is based in Littlehampton.
I also practice in Worthing either from The Parish Centre, 117 Broadwater Road , Worthing or from ‘The rooms’, 14 Evelyn Road, Worthing BN14 8AY.
I have also had experience in telephone counselling for Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care .
Previous to this,I worked in the voluntary sector for several years, counselling Young people from the ages of 14 to 22. Here I gained valuable experience of working with self-harm, eating disorders, drug, alcohol use, sexual and psychological trauma, bullying and obsessive and intrusive thoughts. I also learned a lot from these young client’s about how they experience life in a culture that is dominated by social media – both the positive and the destructive aspects.
I have also counselled for an organisation that counsels carers. Here I gained a deeper understanding of the difficulties and joys of caring for people who have a wide range of problems, ranging from caring for children with autism , to parents with dementia , and partners and children with mental health problems. The frustrations arising from not feeling heard and the loneliness of taking on such a responsibility for others.
Prior to my counselling training I worked for a charity organisation, teaching refugee children, who were often traumatised and disorientated. Prior to this I was a primary school teacher .
I also, currently, freelance teach – Math’s intervention to students who struggle to concentrate and/or need additional help.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
SDAC – Telephone counselling for individual’s with alcohol and substance related issues.
Volunteer Counselling Guildcare, caring for carers
Volunteer Counselling Information shop, working with young Adults
BACP – Certificate of Proficiency (Registered number 065899)
Advance Diploma in Integrative counselling and Therapy
Transactional Analysis TA101
Counselling skills levels 1, 2, 3 NCFE
Working for a charity organisation teaching refugee children language, education and life skills.
Primary school teacher, English BA HONs with QTS
Freelance Math’s intervention at a Boy’s High School
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy