About Me

As a counsellor

Over the past 9 years I have been a counsellor at a number of voluntary counselling organisations and worked in private practise.  I cover a wide range of counselling areas, including depression, anxiety, low-self esteem and bereavement, and I have a particular interest in working with clients to improve their relationships.

As a counsellor, I am supportive and, at times, challenging.  I believe that to be effective, counselling shouldn’t be too comfortable, but that you should feel safe and supported to explore and discuss what is troubling you.  Depending on your needs, I tailor my approach drawing from a range of therapeutic styles and techniques, and coaching.

I have regular supervision, am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Code of Ethics. I am fully insured to work as a private counsellor.

As a trainer

I’ve a long professional career with a number of senior roles in consultancy, local government and the civil service.  I understand – and have experienced – stress.  The sprints for deadlines.  The spinning too many plates and fearing which ones I’ll drop.  The impostor syndrome.  The navigating change and constant uncertainty.  The bullies.  Long-term, chronic stress.  And eventually, the breakdown.

It wasn’t until my breakdown that I learnt how avoidable it should have been and how I could help build my own resilience. I now teach workers, managers and senior leaders everywhere to address their stress and become more resilient. Let me help you too.

And being a mother of 3, it’s so important to me to teach our children these life-saving, emotional management skills to younger generations – our programmes for schools and FE/HE really do make such a difference.

Qualifications and Learning

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
The Happiness Club Trainer
Corporate Resilience Workshops with The Happiness Club
Emotional Management Programmes for Schools with The Happiness Club
Relationships and Couple Counselling
Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (M-CBT)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness for Counsellors
Mindful Leadership
Mindfulness in the Workplace
Coaching for Professional Development