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. Five 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 young people and 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 – blended and tailored to your individual needs. I can apply elements of the main theoretical approaches to my counselling practice, using person centred ways of working and if appropriate 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, Young People and Families, and Private Practice, and I adhere to their professional framework. I am fully insured and hold current DBS certificates obtained from school settings. 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.