This year marks 31 years since I began my commitment to counselling as a profession. My experience includes working in the psychological therapies department of an NHS hospital in my early years, in wellbeing teams in 2 universities working with issues such as managing stress and anxiety for both staff and students, and private practice with referrals through organisations and individuals throughout that time.

Examples of the issues I work with are:

  • depression
  • social anxiety
  • relationship issues
  • self-esteem
  • self-harming
  • sleep difficulties
  • trauma
  • grief
  • family conflict
  • anger management
  • life transitions
  • work-related stress
  • codependency
  • domestic abuse
  • perfectionism
  • panic disorder.

“It’s through your wounds that the light gets in,
It’s in the darkest room that the candle glows,
It’s at the bottom of the deepest well,
That the softest earth will break your fall,
It’s not my mistakes that tell you who I am,
But what I do with them and who I will become…”

Lyrics to ‘I Will Rise’ by Lucinda Drayton