I am a neurodivergent (ADHD) person-centred counsellor with a degree in counselling, but more than that, I am someone with a wealth of life experiences behind me. I believe that the combination of my training and these life experiences have helped me become a person who can offer empathy and compassion to those facing challenging times or events.
I have mainly worked in caring or supportive roles, with specific experience with children and young people. For example, I have worked as a support worker with children in care for a Norfolk charity and in a local nursery school and after school club. But after receiving counselling from a wonderful counsellor, I decided to change direction, and I trained to be able to offer the very support that I needed at that time, to others.
I offer counselling to individuals who are 16 years old and over, and my therapy room is open to and is inclusive of everyone that applies to, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, ability, religion or age.
I am a registered member of the BACP, and my practice follows their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. This can be found here:
I am insured and have a recent DBS.
Access to Counselling level 3.
Person- centred counselling levels 4 and 5.
BA (Hons) Person- centred counselling (level 6).
It is essential for me to continue educating myself alongside my degree, so I undertake various relevant CPD (continuing professional development) courses throughout the year.
For example: Creative counselling, LGBT Awareness, ADHD, ADHD and women, Couples therapy, Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse, Suicide Prevention, Self-harm.
I also have a special interest in working with clients who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community and clients who are neurodivergent, whether self-diagnosed or having an offical diagnosis. I feel it is important for marginalised people to have a safe counselling space.
Norfolk and Waveney MIND as a person-centred counsellor with over 18s.
The Pandora Project (counselling women affected by domestic abuse).
Norfolk LGBT+ Project (as a sessional counsellor).