I am qualified and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor and a Senior Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I initially started working as a counsellor in GP Surgeries in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire and in Independent Practice. I also worked as a counsellor at the University of Cambridge Counselling Service for over 10 years, providing counselling to undergraduate and post-graduate students.
After an earlier career in Recruitment Contract Management, I worked for the Richmond Fellowship, a mental health charity, providing employment support and advice to adults returning to the workplace following a period of depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health challenges. I understand how daunting it can feel to return to work, or consider career and work-life changes at any stage in life, and this remains an area that I am passionate about.
Managing a sustainable work-life balance can be challenging, making time to consider your well-being is the first step in finding a more sustainable way forward. With over 16 years’ counselling experience, I have worked with many clients contemplating life changes, struggling with relationship issues and low self-esteem. I also have considerable experience of working with grief and loss, through eight years of volunteering with Cruse Bereavement Care.
I have worked with many students during the course of their undergraduate and post-graduate journey. I have also worked with many post-graduate students as they consider their next career steps, and the challenges this transition can sometimes present, both personally and professionally.
As a Senior Accredited member of BACP, I am required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours Continuing Professional Development each year. My recent CPD includes additional training in online therapy (OCTS), Working Effectively with Risk (Cambridge Supervision Training) and Working with Race in Higher Education Counselling (Birkbeck University).