A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT ME.
Personal experience inspired me to embark on a career in the studies of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I graduated from the University of Wales UK in 2004 and have had a broad range of professional experience and training within the helping field of Human Behavioural Studies both in the UK and Australia, working in private practice and not for profit organisations.
I can authentically empathise and relate with compassion when supporting clients through distressing events in their relationships, whether it’s couples, individuals, parents and families. My desire is to build up men and women, who respect themselves and their families. Family domestic violence has always been an area of personal and professional interest to me, I have extensive training and experience supporting women and children.
As a counsellor I believe that knowing my own values informs how I support my clients to make a difference in the therapeutic relationship. Values I may introduce into the counselling relationship are happiness, integrity, compassion, an open heart, kindness, joy, inspiration, and love.
I have always been passionate and fascinated by the mind, behaviours, emotional distress and the impact this can have on the body and one’s overall well-being. My focus is on reducing symptoms and increasing the person’s own ability to deal with life’s challenges in an effective and unique manner. I believe that I have developed a warm, professional and creative way of dealing with challenging life issues.
I plant the smallest of seeds to create a healthy and nourishing, nurturing environment to facilitate personal growth through change.
I love the individuality of each person which I'm blessed to meet on the path of life and have a heart of gratitude for the lessons I learn in the sacred space called relationship.
I am a certified, qualified counsellor and a registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I'm also a certified life coach, mentor and trained at the Internationally ICF Endorsed Global Coaching Academy, AU.
Certified NLP Practitioner (neuro linguistics programming)
Certified Reiki Master
Cert 4 in Adult Education
I have also worked within community settings the mental health sector and substance misuse services, acquiring a wealth of knowledge, experience and facilitated training within Corporate Organisations, Private Residential Colleges and other not for profit community organisations in the voluntary sector as a counsellor and facilitator for several years.
There is so much more that I could add, but I feel I will leave my spirit to connect with yours on this shared unique journey called 'LIFE'.