I was never satisfied in my previous professional roles, I used to feel frustrated and went to work purely to earn money to live, so I decided on a career change. I was always concerned with friends and families problems and tried to help, having good communication skills and being a good listener the obvious choice for me was counselling.
I eventually embarked on my first counselling and psychotherapy training and have been working in the therapeutic field since 2007.
I established and ran a counselling service for disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in East Sussex between the ages of 16-25, which I then used as my work placement to gain my client counselling hours and complete my qualification. The service proved to be successful enough to qualify for funding as a project run under the umbrella of a charity organisation and continued to run for a further two years, offering both one to one and group support for young people in the area.
I then went on to work for East Sussex Healthcare Trust again offering both one to one and group support but focused specifically on addictions.
I continue to work with groups, couples, and individuals. All this experience has given a rewarding tapestry to my life and work. I now appreciate all of my experiences which have enabled me to combine my various training and life experiences into working with you.
My personal and professional development continues and I like to take on new ideas with reverence towards individuals and other approaches to human development and change, yet still holding my core belief of a person’s autonomy.