I realised very early on in my life that I have an interest in people. As a child I would speak with strangers that I met and this has grown into my passion for meeting and supporting anyone that needs my help. Throughout my working life I have met a variety of individuals from many walks of life and done whatever I could to help them through their struggles.
My training in psychotherapy and counselling was completed at the University of Roehampton where I was awarded an MSc. I have been practicing since 2011 and have seen a range of clients with difficulties ranging from relationship troubles, anxiety and depression and drug and alcohol problems. I also run regular group therapy sessions to those estranged from their families and provide telephone counselling to unpaid carers in Bristol; both of these are under contract from Stand Alone and Carers Support Centre respectively. My other quaifications include a BSc (Hons) in psychology from the University of Bristol and a qualification in community mental health awarded by City and Guilds and I take part in regular CPD as part of my registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Outside of psychotherapy and counselling I have worked for many years in various NHS mental health settings both in the community and inpatient hospitals. I left this work when I found I could no longer justify the lack of talking therapy available to the people I was working with and it was at this time that I began my psychotherapy training. I also have a great deal of experience supporting unpaid carers and know of the struggles they go through. I currently manage a team of volunteer counsellors in North Somerset within a carers counselling service.
I enjoy helping people and I would like to help you with the struggles that have brought you to my website. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about and work through your troubles.