I am a Person-Centred counsellor living on the Lizard peninsular in Cornwall.
I see private clients, both adults and young people, at my home in Mullion, near Helston.
As part of my private practice, I work two mornings a week as a school counsellor in a local secondary school and one morning in a local primary, I offer EAP work for the Schools Advisory Service, providing support for teachers, and I also work for a low-cost counselling agency for adults who live in the Camborne area.
Previously I have counselled for a Cornish charity working with young people who have experienced abusive relationships, CRASAC (Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre), Students Services at Cornwall College and Penhaligon's Friends, a local childhood bereavement charity.
'I am fully qualified with a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy and am an accredited member of the BACP (the professional body representing counsellors and psychotherapists). This means that I adhere to the guidelines laid down in their ethical framework, see USEFUL LINKS, and have regular supervision. I also hold a Post-Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Adolescents and Children. I am fully insured, registered with the ICO and DBS checked.
I qualified with a BA Hons. Degree in Fine Art with Qualified Teacher Status from Warwick University in 1992. Before I trained as a counsellor, I spent twenty mostly enjoyable years employed as a primary school teacher. I believe this experience has given me valuable insights into what it is like to work in a challenging environment; highlighting how vital the act of creating space can be for wellbeing. I create space in my life through singing in a choir, playing and listening to music, walking, painting and glass making. I hope I can help you to express your creativity in a way that is meaningful for you.