About my approach
I have been offering counselling for more than 20 years and currently have a private practice in Central Newquay.
My experience covers a wide range including working for many years in the NHS in two GP surgeries as their Practice Counsellor. My counselling agency work has been diverse from working with Local Authorities , EAP's (Employment Assistance Programmes), the NHS, Carers and Sure Start. My private practice involves short and longer term work.
I have two Mindfulness teaching qualifications : Bangor University and Accredited Breathworks trainer.
I have run courses in MBCT Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Mindfulness for Chronic Pain.
Yoga has been present throughout my adult life and have taught yoga for over 25 years.
My counselling approach is Integrative - Humanistic which enables me to respond to your needs in a useful and sensitive
way. My wide range of counselling experience and mindfulness informs all my work, helping you make sense of what is happening in your life and offering you support through difficult times. I have worked with people coping with a wide range of difficulties around stress, anxiety, depression, relationship troubles, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem, anger, abuse and trauma, amongst other issues. Counselling is also useful for those seeking personal and professional development.
My aim is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way.
1997 - Diploma: Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB.
2001 - Postgraduate Diploma : Counselling in Primary Care & Health Settings , University of Bristol.
2002 - Accreditation Certificate: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Annual Re- Accreditation
2006 - Certificate: University of Wales Bangor. Mindfulness Teacher Development
2008 - Certificate: Breathworks Accredited Mindfulness Trainer
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical guidelines.