I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from the University of Brighton.
I have experience of supporting adults facing a wide range of challenges at an NHS Talking Therapies service and two community counselling charities.
I have also volunteered at the Information and Advice Service at Mind in Brighton and Hove.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked for many years for the charity sector and taught English as a Second Language, as well as setting up and running a Meetup group for people wanting to get to know others in their local community.
I have lots of personal experience of trying to find my own way in life, dealing with change, spending time alone and navigating relationships with friends, family and partners, as well as the all important relationship with myself. I have always enjoyed reflecting on life with all its challenges and opportunities and the ways in which we as people interact with each other and the world around us.
I studied French at university which entailed living in a small French town for a year. I also travelled to several African countries for one of my jobs. This experience led me to become passionate about working with and welcoming people from different countries in my own city.
As part of my training I had counselling myself so I have an insight into what it can be like as a client and of finding innovative ways to deal with difficulties in my own life.