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About me…

I believe therapy can be invaluable and life-changing.

I’m 47 and I live in north Bristol with my beautiful, super lively 5 year old. I sing and play the piano, I love dogs, the sea and enjoy photography! I love to travel and immerse myself in new countries and cultures – all the photos on this website come from my own holiday albums.

I initially graduated with a degree in music from Cardiff in 1996 followed by teaching training in Bath. After a short career teaching music in both a secondary school and a Young Offenders Institute, I became an Education Welfare Officer supporting families through difficult times which prevented their child from going to school and later co-managed the service. Then, whilst training to become a Counsellor, I managed a Parent Support Advisor Service in Bath & NE Somerset and later managed a schools-based counselling service in South Wales.

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2011 with an MSc in Counselling, qualifying as a Counselling Supervisor in 2014. I am an accredited member of the BACP and have a private practice counselling clients and supervising other counsellors. I am also the School Counsellor for The Redmaids’ High School. I also occasionally write about feminism and body image, of which an article of mine is below. I also have a particular interest in the Mother-Daughter relationship, of which I will be offering specific sessions around in the near future.

Articles

Therapy Today article (Dec 2014, Reader)