Thank you for taking the time to look at my website
I have been working as a counsellor since 2010 after obtaining my Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to talk about issues that are causing you problems or worries. I am situated in Mansfield, quite close to the town centre. I offer individual and couples counselling.
My website includes information about my qualifications and experience. If you would like to make an appointment please either contact me by telephone or use the contact sheet provided
It can be a very difficult decision to come for counselling, you may have asked yourselves lots of questions before getting to this stage - and rightly so, as it is very important that you feel comfortable and safe and that you trust the counsellor you choose. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. For more information on this please visit their website
Our work together will focus on building a trusting, safe relationship, being able to talk openly and honestly with each other. The work encourages open communication and is an opportunity to explore difficulties in relationships, helping to find ways to understand each other and work through any conflicts.
I began my counselling training whilst working as an administrative manager for Nottinghamshire County Council. I undertook a lot of support and supervision sessions with my colleagues where they talked about many personal issues. I realised I needed more specific training to help them with their issues and once I had started my training I decided that this was something I loved, was passionate about and made the decision to take it further.
I have a wealth of experience working with adults
of all ages and with many different issues such as anxiety, depression,
bereavement, anger, stress, physical and sexual abuse as well as trauma
and relationship issues.
I also work as a sessional tutor at the local college.
I worked as a volunteer counsellor for Notts County Councils Young People's Counselling Team from 2009 until the service closed in 2011. During this time I worked with young people between the ages of 10 - 25 on many issues such as self harm, abuse, bullying, anxiety, depression and low self esteem. I also worked for Talkzone in Worksop as a volunteer counsellor working with young people from 16 - 21 years of age.
Training and Qualifications
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate - Person Centred Couples Counselling Counselling Works, Milton Keynes
I have recently attended training on Trauma and the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation - delivered by PODS - November 2015
I have completed Levels 2 and 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory and Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am in the process of working towards my BACP Accreditation.
I have attended many training courses, some of which include:
- NLP - working with phobias
- Sexual Heath Awareness
- Substance Misuse and Sexual Health
- Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness
- Transactional Analysis
Contact me for more information :