About me

I have a natural ability to help people with the difficulties and challenges they face and it is this that inspired me to take a turn in my career and become a counsellor/therapist. Having had experience of personal counselling I have also acknowledged the positive benefits and clarity that counselling can provide. 

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and offer an integrative approach to counselling. This means that I adopt a range of approaches in order to suit an individual client and their needs, in particular I tend to use a ‘person-centred’ approach. I believe that every person is unique and will react differently with life’s challenges, therefore an approach that suits one client may not necessary suit another, and this is where an integrative approach can be ideal.

I am also a therapist providing Animal Assisted Interventions with my therapy dog Fudge. Dogs can offer not only companionship, but other endless therapeutic benefits. Dogs have the ability to listen attentively without judgement or disclosure, whilst at the same time demonstrating their love and loyalty. Counselling sessions (with or without Fudge) can either take place in my therapy room in Ramsey or as a ‘Walk and talk’ session. Walk and talk sessions, usually take place in a mutually agreed location (local to Ramsey) and involve talking whilst walking, some sitting, or a combination of both. For some clients this approach can feel less daunting and a little more relaxed than a face to face session. In addition to to face to face and ‘walk and talk’,  I also offer telephone and online sessions.

My professional qualifications and experience include:

Postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited course).

BSc Social sciences (Hons) with Psychological Studies (Open).

The Samaritans initial training.

Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA).

SCAS Companion animal interventions in therapeutic practice.

Guide dog trainer training programme

Guide dog mobility assistant training programme

Open University SK124 Understanding the Autism Spectrum.

I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues and also have experience of working with all age groups, including older people. I also have previous experience working with neurodiverse young adults in a group setting as well as on a one to one basis, and more recently within the counselling setting.

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics and principles. When working with Fudge I adhere to SCAS Animal Assisted Interventions code of practice. I am also registered with the information commissioners office. I attend regular supervision, hold full public liability insurance as well as an enhanced DBS certificate.