How did I become a Counsellor?
When I struggled to cope, I felt alone,
as though I had reached rock bottom
and could see no way out of the
dark place I was in.
I had no energy, getting dressed was a huge
achievement, even getting downstairs some
days was difficult for me.
To cope with the simplest of things would send
my anxiety through the roof. I felt as though I was stuck at the bottom
of a dark well with no way out.
I then received Counselling.
During the sessions I began to learn who I was again, and gained
the courage, and self-esteem to make the changes I needed to function more positively and move forward with my life.
I saw the light at the end of the tunnel,
and counselling gave me the resources to fight the darkness
After having personal experiences of Counselling, realising the benefits, and having such a positive outcome,
I realised I wanted to be able to support others in finding the
light at the end of their own dark tunnel
I decided then to retrain as a Counsellor.
During my training as a Humanistic Counsellor, I had a placement as a student Counsellor for a local Bereavement Charity.
I worked as a trainee for 2 years and a further 3 years once qualified.
After completing my core training I started my own private practice, and in 2019 I moved my Counselling Practice in the heart of Bridgnorth Town.
My practice has a discreet entrance and is also quiet, calm and private which encourages a relaxed atmosphere and a safe space for clients sessions.
I have continued with my training in many areas since qualifying,
becoming an Integrated Counsellor.
I am always looking to expand my knowledge
so that I may provide a bespoke Counselling service to my clients dependent upon their own individual circumstances and requirements, and adjust my therapeutic methods to suit each individual client.
Training and Qualifications
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CBT Level 5
Working with Couples
Working with Addictions
Life Coaching Diploma
Art Therapy CPD
Child Counselling Level 3 CPD Award
PTSD Counselling Level 3 CPD Award
Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Level 3 CPD Award
Rewind Trauma Therapy Practitioner
Animal Assisted Therapy Level 3
Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health L2
Awareness of Mental Health Problems L2
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and abide by their Code of Ethics for the Counselling Professions.
I am on a recognised Accredited Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
I hold a current DBS certificate (previously known as CRB)
I also hold professional insurance for working as a Counsellor.