After graduating with my English Literature degree, I found my vocation in supporting others, hearing their stories and empowering them on their varying journeys, whether that be to heal, to develop personally, to address difficulties in their lives or to find meaning and make sense of their circumstances. I consider the work that I do to be a privilege and the advocation of self-care and personal growth and fulfilment is at the heart of what I do.
I have several years experience in the charity sector where I initially served as Trustee at Signpost for 5 years, supporting the organisation during their time of expansion. During this time I co-founded the Job Club for young people facing barriers to finding work and the client user forum, which is now a successful therapeutic space with a programme of events. Both of these were featured in the Watford Observer and Signpost was awarded the Audentior Award by the Mayor of Watford in 2012. I stepped down from this role in 2018 to counsel young people aged 13-25 for Signpost and to work on their Early Intervention and Prevention Project in partnership with CAMHs (the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service). I now dedicate my time to my private practice and my work in the community supporting those who have experienced grief and loss.
I am passionate about serving the community and supporting organisations who ensure that counselling is accessible for everyone. In addition to my private practice, I counsel in the hospice sector at the esteemed and long established Peace Hospice Care, working with the bereaved, those living with a life-limiting diagnosis or those caring for a loved one. I am also an accredited counsellor of The Foundation for Infant Loss Training, a national award-winning organisation dedicated to raising awareness in public and medical fields of infant loss and bereavement. In this capacity I give my time to Alternatives, a charity with an 18 year history supporting individuals and families with pregnancy-related challenges and perinatal mental health.
As good practice, I attend regular clinical supervision, hold professional liability insurance and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), abiding by their ethical code of conduct. I regularly undertake further training and attend conferences on up-to-date research in fields such as neuroscience, trauma and loss.
Qualifications and Certificates
Diploma in Counselling
Qualified and registered member of the BACP
BA Hons English Literature
Belonging and Connectivity in the Digital Age
Infant Loss and Bereavement
Safeguarding Children Level 3
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Trauma and Attachment
Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation
The Military Human: Understanding Military Culture and Transition