It's about... who I am
I chose to become a counsellor in mid-life because the timing felt right for me.
What I bring to my work with clients is a rich range of life experiences and people, great commitment and much energy.
I may not have a background in education, social work or medical services like some who train as therapists but I have milked cows, worked on a production line, managed property portfolios, been a company director and experienced redundancy.
I have also worked with groups in libraries, mental health drop-in centres, hostels, substance rehab, higher education and prison, with whom I have shared my passion for literature and poetry through reading aloud sessions.
I hold an MA in Clinical Counselling from the University of Chester and am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am committed to practising within BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and regularly attend training courses and seminars to stay up-to-date with latest ways of working with clients' complex needs. In addition to my private practice, I am a volunteer counsellor with Compass Community Counselling in Liverpool.