About Me

I worked as a Civil Servant for many years until I realised I was unfulfilled with little job satisfaction, the job just wasn’t for me. After my employers offered voluntary redundancy I took the opportunity to start over and train in something that I felt passionate about. I left in the May and by the August of the next year I had completed an introduction and level 2 counselling course at a local college, which I loved.

I realised that being a counsellor was what I wanted to do, it just felt right, so I committed and made the decision to continue the training and qualify as a counsellor. The journey was challenging and extremely rewarding. My varied life-experience is also a resource I draw upon in other areas of my counselling work.


Training and qualifications:

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have listed below the qualifications which I feel are relevant to my counselling work:



Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy



CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Motivational Interviewing


The Counselling training course was very robust and rigorous, based at Wirral Metropolitan College.  We were regularly assessed on our counselling work (from tapes with real clients) during the two year diploma course, as well as being supervised clinically and professionally.

During my life and my training I have undertaken my own personal therapy over and above the course requirement. This was to better understand myself and to be better able to support my clients. I know how it felt for me to embark on this unknown journey, so I have some insight into some of the thoughts and feelings you may also be having when considering embarking on your own journey.

As a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (registration number 374629), I follow their ethical code for personal and professional practice.  Being on the BACP Register (a voluntary database of counsellors) means that I follow extra assurances to maintain high standards of professional practice.

The list below, although not exhaustable, is an example of issues I work with:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Anger issues

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns​

  • Stress Management​

  • Sexual Abuse​

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBT Counseling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues