I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience working within Christian Counselling and Worship ministry.
I have worked as an IAPT Counsellor, an NHS service designed to offer short-term psychological therapies to people suffering from anxiety, depression, and stress. This has given me access to a range of individuals from various backgrounds and communities, enhancing my ability to work with difference.
My volunteering experience has been as a support worker, working with families or individuals who experienced Domestic Violence & Abuse, usually displaced, and trying to get back on their feet. This has broadened my knowledge of local government resources and charity organisations for signposting.
With a background in Business IT, Quality Analysis and Customer Services; I decided to retrain in 2015, starting with the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, followed by the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. On completion, I moved on to a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, promptly followed by a Masters in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
As a professional singer and humanitarian, I also run a not-for-profit organisation and continue to work within the church environment and local community, creating a platform for live music, creative arts, and performance, which helps bring communities together.
Alongside my private practice, I continue to volunteer with a local mental health charity.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) whose code of ethics I abide by.