About Me

pp photo of meMy 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.

Professional Qualifications

  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Professional Registration

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.

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CPD

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.