Receiving counselling at the most difficult time in my life had a very positive and profound effect on me, and the life choices I have made since. So much so, that I re-trained, changing my career to become a counsellor - in an effort to provide this support for others.
I qualified in 2008 and I’m a BACP registered and accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, and a qualified supervisor. My core approach is person centred, although I have integrated additional training on trauma, attachment and mindfulness into my practice following the completion of my degree in person centred studies. I have several years counselling experience, during which time I have worked in a number of settings including: The NHS, Social Care and Social Enterprise. I have particular experience of working with: bereavement and loss, parenting, trauma (including PTSD), relationship issues and break-down, stress, depression (including postnatal depression) and anxiety. I have also worked as a group facilitator for a social enterprise, supporting those affected by pre/postnatal depression and within a large private sector company in various roles inclusive of training, coaching and people management and development.
In addition to my work for Reflect I also have a private practice offering counselling and supervision. I live in Wigan with my husband and two teenage children and I’m very grateful for the time we spend together, as a family we’re keen cyclists. In terms of my outlook on life, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I gain balance through my yoga and mindfulness practices. I also have a lifelong love of learning and I continually seek opportunities to learn and develop both personally and professionally.