I began counselling training in 1994 and established a counselling service in a hostel for homeless young people, now known as Step by Step.
I went on to work with Traveller families in Surrey Education Service and set up a home/school liasion service.
I undertook additional training at Iron Mill, Exeter and PTUK (Play Therapy UK) to work with children and adolescents and subsequently set up a full time counselling service in a local secondary school in Hampshire where I worked for 2 years. Later joining Hampshire Schools Counselling Service where I worked in secondary and primary schools and was a member of the Hampshire Steering Committee for Schools Counselling.
I use a range of creative and play therapies such as art, puppets, sand tray, small world, collages and games with my younger clients (and with my older clients if they wish to work this way!)
I have also worked in local GP surgeries for the NHS Primary Care.
I am qualified to work with adoption issues having undertaken specialist training through Barnados Link service and can take referrals privately, through adoption agencies or local authorities.
I currently work in private practice with adults, couples, children and adolescents where I take referrals on a wide range of issues. I also work with Employment Assisted Providers, for companies who provide counselling for their employees, and private health insurances.
I am a member of the Hampshire Association of Counsellors http://www.hacp.co.uk and I'm also on the register of Pink Therapy
I'm a member of the North Hampshire Counselling Network.
I started a supervision practice in 2003 following supervision study as part of my MSc in Counselling at Bristol University and now supervise counsellors from a broad range of experience and specialises in those working with children and adolescents as well as those working with relationships, families and sexuality issues.