I work face to face, and also offer both on- line and telephone sessions. I work with children, young people and adults in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
Over the last three years I have provided over a thousand counselling sessions for both adults and young people. I work for Murray Hall Community Trust delivering counselling sessions for teachers, support staff, children and young people in schools. I work in both mainstream and special education and I have a special interest in working with young people with ADHD.
I chose the imagery of poppies for my Private Practice as you often see them flowering beautifully in fields where the soil might be hard and dry, but they manage to grow and flourish. They are a symbol of both remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. I consider this is often reflected in counselling; we remember what we have lived through, explore our present emotions and endeavour to find ways to experience healing and peace for our next steps in life.
I am a member of the Creative Counsellors fellowship and I offer creative interventions such as art, sand tray therapy, cards, nesting dolls and puppets. It is always the client's choice, but sometimes when it is hard to find words, using a creative technique can unlock emotions which can then be gently explored.
I am committed to continuing professional development and take regular courses to extend and update my knowledge and skills. I attend both group and individual supervision each month. In my free time I enjoy taking long walks with my dog in nature and relaxing playing my flute.