I am a widely experienced counsellor, working in private practice as a counsellor and supervisor and for 3 years I was a primary care counsellor with a GP surgery in Exmouth.
I am fully accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – you can look me up in the directory here.
Before moving, some years ago, to a village just outside Honiton I lived and worked in Scotland.
Between 1994 and ’96 I attended Strathclyde University, in Glasgow, where I achieved my Diploma in Counselling.
In 2005 I was awarded a Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education & Training).
I came into counselling via The Samaritans where for many years I was a Befriender.
I also worked in the field of domestic violence and it was here that I developed my counselling skills and learned to value the person-centred approach.
During this period in my life I was consolidating and realising my own personal qualities and discovered an attribute for, and fulfilment from, counselling.
For me the counselling relationship is about respecting and valuing another human being. It is an emotionally meaningful relationship – something very special, full of potential.