I began my counselling training in 2006 where I gained a Counselling Certificates in Humanistic Theory, Working with Loss and Grief, and Working in a Counselling Agency, before moving on to a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling with University of Bristol.
After I graduated, I continued to volunteer as a counsellor at a charity providing low cost counselling for people struggling with their relationship to alcohol and other substances, began seeing clients in private practice, and became the counselling co-ordinator for the project. I learned a great deal in this role, from answering calls to the service, to carrying out assessments and allocating referrals to therapists. I became the services manager and trained as a supervisor with Severn Talking Therapy in order to provide clinical supervision. At the time, there were around 60 counsellors and psychotherapists at different stages of their training that I was co-managing and supervising.
Since then I have gone on to provide external supervision to many other organisations in Bristol, and completed my EAGALA training which allows me to practice counselling alongside horses as an equine assisted therapist.
I currently lecture for a local college, teaching on the CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am passionate about helping people make sense of their lives; and supporting others who do the same.