I'm passionate about helping individuals and couples feel happier, healthier, and more resilient. I bring 25 years experience working in health and wellbeing services using therapeutic approaches to help individuals grow. I've supported many people move through crisis points, navigate life changes, and re-establish healthier relationships. I've also helped individuals create more meaningful lives through developing their potential.
My core qualifications include:
Over the years I have undertaken a wide range of trainings including: mindfulness, building resilience, stress management, cognitive behavioural therapy, suicide prevention, managing self harm, compassionate focussed therapy, and working with addictions.
I'm an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow an ethical framework for good practice. For many years I worked in the NHS as a mental health professional and remain registered with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC). My mental health background means I have expertise in working with depression, anxiety, stress (especially work related), and addictions.
I've also worked at a university developing a Wellbeing Service to address the mental health needs of students. I provided therapeutic interventions, mentoring, and staff training. In addition I've delivered training, supervision, and consultancy to a variety of organisations over the years (business, charity, and public sector).
I have a private practice in Cheltenham and online, and I'm a member of ComPsych, one of the largest Employee Assisted Programmes (EAP) globally. I'm also registered with BUPA ,WPA, AXA, Vitality, and Aviva as a provider of counselling and psychotherapy (for those with insurance). I work with individuals and couples of all sexual orientations.
I receive regular supervision and am dedicated to continuing professional and personal development. I'm committed to integrating sustainable values and practices into my business as well as my personal life. I bring a professional, creative, and dynamic approach to my work.
Based on your specific needs I can offer you counselling, psychotherapy, couples therapy, or life coaching. If you would like a FREE phone consultation to discuss this further, or are uncertain what you may need, then please do contact me and we can speak further.