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After working in the field of mental health and emotional well being for over 20 years, I draw on a range of techniques and approaches to support clients. My own life experience is also a vital element in working with people.
In my previous professional roles I have worked with clients experiencing long-term mental illness, the homeless, those with drug and alcohol problems, adolescents with early-onset mental illness and people with learning difficulties and their carers. I have also supported the bereaved and those who have lost loved ones through accidents and sudden loss.
I began my counselling training in the Psychosynthesis model before furthering my study in practice in the Gestalt model of therapy.
In addition to my private practice I am currently an honourary counsellor with a local charity, The Wimbledon Guild, offering counselling to women and men who live and work in the Borough of Merton.
I also work with the Terrence Higgins Trust a specialist organisation offering therapy for the LGBTQI+ community living with or affected by HIV, as well as those struggling with issues related to sexuality and gender identity.
Areas of life I have experience of working with, and have had training in, include:
Bereavement and sudden loss
Childhood related issues and abuse
Family issues and dynamics
Living with or affected by HIV/AIDS
Low self confidence and self-esteem
Sexual identity and sexuality anxieties
Spirituality and Religious concerns and identity
I have qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, Theology and Spirituality and Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
For further information please see the How I Work page on this site.
If you would like to arrange an initial consultation, please see the contact page on here for details of how to get in touch with me.