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Experiencing some profound life changing events stopped me in my tracks and allowed me to take time out to reflect on what I really wanted to do in life and in doing so, discover my true path.
I underwent 4 years of professional training to become an integrative counsellor, which included 40 hours of personal therapy, so I understand what it feels like to talk through our innermost fears and anxieties. I graduated with a BSc First Class (Honours) Degree from Bath Spa University, with outdoor walk and talk therapy as a specialism.
I have always been passionate about empowering people to overcome hurdles to achieve their goals, and before training to become a counsellor, I worked as a community support worker for a charity supporting people with sight loss. Prior to that, I taught adults in further education organisations for over 17 years.
In addition to private counselling, I am a lecturer for a local counselling training provider and a counsellor for a charity that supports the emotional and physical wellbeing of military veterans and their families.
An advocate for life-long professional and personal development, I have a keen interest to further enhance my knowledge and skills further by gaining qualification in counselling supervision in 2022.
Originally from the Midlands, living in the beautiful Devon landscape and with nature on the doorstep, has inspired me to reconnect with my love of nature and explore the benefits of nature based walk and talk therapy which can be a gentler and more natural approach for clients who may feel a bit daunted by traditional face-to-face counselling.
Whatever you need to talk about, I draw on professional knowledge and skills, and my own life experience to help you to cope with your own challenges.