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.
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 in Applied Social Science, all through the Open University. I completed an M.A. in Relational Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2017 and have subsequently finished a doctorate at the Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University, the title of my doctoral thesis being ‘Both sides of the coin: Counsellors’ stories 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 am now able to offer clients the choice of face-to-face or online (via a secure online platform) sessions.
- MBACP (Snr Accred)
- FD Couns. (Open)
- Dip. Sup
- Dip. Couns. (CPCAB)
- Dip. In CBT (CPCAB)
- B A Hons (Open)
- Dip. App SS (Open)