I trained and worked as a hospice social worker and independent counsellor in the UK until we moved to New Zealand in the 1990s where I continued to work privately alongside home educating our four children – two with autism and one with ME – who are now aged between 19 and 27. We moved back to the UK 9 years ago when my mother needed support and, whilst completing the home education of our kids, have been working in private practice as a counsellor and Feng Shui practitioner.
I have developed a humanistic style of counselling that has relationship at its core which I believe enables us to understand ourselves and our challenges more deeply. The theoretical base for my work is loss, change and grief as most people coming into counselling are experiencing loss of some kind. I encourage a curiosity about ourselves and our lives through gentle exploration of questions such as ‘how come me’, ‘how come this’, ‘how come now’ and I aim to hold a space that enables the expression of sorrows, insights and also joys.
Sessions will be Facetime/Whatsapp/Google Meet/Zoom etc only. No face-to-face available.