About Me

I live in Thame, am married and have two adult children and five grand-children.

I am a Senior Accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists), an Accredited member of the Association of Christian Counsellors and an Affiliate member of the British Psychological Society.

I started my Counselling training in 1998 and hold the CPCAB’s (Counsellors and Psychotherapists Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with additional training in both couples and bereavement work. I hold a Foundation Degree in Counselling, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Social Science with Social Policy and Psychology and a Diploma in Applied Social Science, all through the Open University. I completed an M.A. in Relational Counselling and Psychotherapy during 2017 and am currently a doctoral candidate at the Metanoia Institute with my doctoral research being entitled ‘A Narrative Exploration of the influence of a fundamentalist religious upbringing on mental health and wellbeing in adulthood’ .

I offer counselling for a range of emotional issues to individuals and couples of any race, culture, religion or sexual orientation. I work with a broad range of issues on both a short and long term basis. I normally see clients in a dedicated room, at my home in Thame but please note that due to Covid-19 all sessions are currently via a secure online platform.

Qualifications

  • M.A.
  • MBACP (Snr Accred)
  • C-PCC
  • FD Couns. (Open)
  • Dip. Sup
  • Dip. Couns. (CPCAB)
  • Dip. In CBT (CPCAB)
  • B A Hons (Open)
  • Dip. App SS (Open)