Originally I qualified as a registered general nurse, but since 1995 have worked with children in an educational environment. For eight years I worked as a learning mentor, and later a counsellor in a large middle school. Four years ago I left to concentrate solely on my private practice and now work from home, but also receive referrals from schools to work with students, parents and staff.
I have extensive experience also of working with adults with a very wide range of mild to complex issues and spent two years working at an addiction agency. I enjoy the diversity my work brings, affording me the privilege to work with individuals, couples and young people.
I have been trained as an integrative therapist, so I work flexibly, using specific techniques and key concepts drawn from various approaches. Tailored to your individual needs, I can apply elements of the main theoretical approaches to my counselling practice.
I work mostly in a person centred way, which allows the client to bring what they wish to talk about, setting the agenda. However if appropriate, and with your permission, I may introduce a slightly different way of working, using transactional analysis, and cognitive behavioural therapy.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and also subscribe to their specialist divisions for Children and Young People, and Private Practice, and I adhere to their professional framework. I am fully insured and hold a current DBS certificate obtained from school setting. I work from my private practice in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, within easy access of junctions 12 and 13 of M1, and a short distance from Ampthill, Clophill, Maulden, Toddington, Greenfield, Flitton, Westoning, Harlington, Bedford and Milton Keynes.