My counselling journey began when I had my first child. Motherhood became a journey of self exploration which, at times, was as much challenging as it was revelatory. It kick started a need to understand myself better and pushed me to find ways of addressing my own issues in a healthier way, so as to have minimal impact on my own children and those around me – being a child of political refugees carried with it a certain amount of trauma to deal with.
I left my job in the city and enrolled in a part time counselling course in 2009 eventually qualifying as an Integrative counsellor in 2013. I’ve been practising since 2010 starting off as a school counsellor with children in primary and secondary schools, then a couple of years in a prison coupled with a year working with young adults in an assisted housing project. The last 4 years I’ve been working as a counsellor with Herts Vision Loss, a charity that supports and empowers people who are blind or have a visual impairment.
The people I’ve been privileged to counsel have been of varying ages and diverse backgrounds and have come with a variety of issues including: family life, relationships, bereavement, trauma, self-esteem, body image, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, cultural displacement, avoidant personality disorders, miscarriage and sight loss to name a few.
I also speak Spanish and some Italian.
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Practice
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I’m currently a Registered Member of the BACP and an Accredited Member of the NCS.
I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.
I’m committed to continual personal development and attend workshops and training courses throughout the year alongside regular supervision to underpin and enhance my skills.
I hold DBS certificates and am fully insured.