A little about me

I naturally connect with people

This is a great benefit for my work as a counsellor and coach, because it allows me to gain the insight and understanding into issues and complex problems that need to be solved.

And it makes me truly, truly happy to see my clients do well.

As a person, I now I feel happy and calm with a sense of wellness and purpose.

But it wasn’t always that way. I used to feel deeply alone, invisible, depressed, anxious and hurt by life. I struggled a lot and it eventually prompted me to seek help. Seeking support and help was one of the best things I have done, because it helped me see what I could not see at the time, and it allowed me to finally make the changes that were necessary to turn my life around.

I faced numerous battles, but in the end, it was exactly these battles that provided me my greatest insights and equipped me to help others.

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My early years had it’s challenges, I felt different, unloved, unsupported and I didn’t believe I was good enough. To feel good, I sought others approval and helped others to feel ok.

I didn’t do well at school, and I believed I was stupid.

Having left home at an impressionable age I came close to being homeless, penniless and got into trouble with the law! I was going totally down a very dark and lonely path of life.

In my early twenties my daughter was born with a chronic life threatening illness.  Over the next couple of years I developed depression, IBS, was involved in a road accident and my hair started going grey!!  So I know first hand what stress can do to the body!  I also had relationships that mirrored my low self-esteem.

At a party one Saturday night, a complete stranger told me they had finished an introductory course into counselling.  This was the first time in my life I had heard about counselling.  But it triggered a very strong feeling inside me where I just knew this was something I was meant to do.  Not one to hang about! I enrolled and went back to college and then subsequently university.

I engaged in my own counselling, which I didn’t find easy but David, my counsellor, gave me a space to understand myself, to believe I deserved love, support and compassion.  And slowly I began to feel better and cope better. I am eternally grateful to him and incidentally I haven’t had IBS or depression since.

In recent years I have re-connected with my spiritual self, which has helped me to feel happier and live my life with purpose. Most importantly I have learnt that you can only achieve this state, if you incorporate the emotional, mental and spiritual.

Inside all of us we carry hurts, traumas and unhelpful beliefs. We need to learn from them and heal in order to appreciate all that we have within, to live a happier life and to be the difference.

I’d be happy to accompany and support you on this journey and to share with you all that I have learned so far on mine.

Qualifications

EMDR Parts One, Two, Three & Four

Fully certified EMDR practitioner

BA (Hons) in Counselling

HE Diploma in Counselling

EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK and Ireland (EMDR Assoc. UK & Ireland)

Continued annual professional development.

Accreditation & Registration

Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK and Ireland (EMDR Assoc UK & Ireland)

I am registered with the BACP Register my certificate number is 017469

Ethics

My work is governed by the high standards and strict codes of professional ethics by the above organizations.