I am a Person-Centred counsellor and supervisor living on the Lizard peninsular in Cornwall.
I see private clients, both adults and young people, at my home in Mullion, near Helston.
I have an interest in integrating the creative arts in my practice so if you would like to work creatively, this is one of the approaches I can offer.
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. I am a qualified clinical supervisor with PTUK. If you are interested in supervision, particularly if you want to explore your practice creatively, please click on my supervision page to find out more.
'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.
Previously I have worked as a creative therapist 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 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 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.