I am a qualified, experienced humanistic counsellor, psychotherapist, and Mental Health Mentor, have a Masters degree in Disability Studies, and have been a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2014.

I have worked empathetically with people for over 30 years in a variety of roles. These include, working for over 10 years as a support worker in front line care,10 years as a qualitative researcher in both Learning Disability and Mental Health, and over the past 10 years as a bereavement counsellor, psychotherapist and Specialist Mental Health Mentor for students studying at University.


  • International Network for Energy Healing (INEH) Subtle Energy Healing Practitioner Certificate, March 2016-Dec 2018 (The Hayloft, Hampshire)

  • Spectrum Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2009-2014 (Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy, London)

  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling 2012 (CARIS Islington Bereavement Services, London)

  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2011(Lambeth College, London)

  • MA Disability Studies 1999 - 2001 (University of Sheffield)

  • BSc. Econ. Social Policy 1990 - 1993 (University of Wales, College of Cardiff)

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Mentoring For and By Highly Sensitive People Training May 2018 with Barbara Allen (The National Centre for High Sensitivity)

  • Level 1 Emotional Freedom Techniques June 2017 (The EFT Centre, London)

  • Member of ongoing bi-annual Stress and Self management Seminar and Workshop since April 2015 with Dr Gerhard Zimmerman (Southampton Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice)

  • Member of ongoing monthly Professional Somatic Development Group since Sept 2015 (Southampton Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice)

  • Member of Spectrum's tri-annual Continued Post-Graduate Education Programme since Jan 2014 (Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy, London)

  • Mindful Self-Compassion Course 2015 (Mindfulness Hampshire)

  • Member of Monthly Work Mentoring Group 2011-2015 (Spectrum Centre for Humanistic  Psychotherapy, London)