I have 8 years experience of face to face therapeutic work, which began with a 6 month placement at The Children's Society Waves Project in Weymouth, Dorset. In this role I worked with young people on a range of concerns from depression and bullying, to self harm and destructive family life. Following this I was a trauma therapist for Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre from 2014 – 2017 supporting survivors of sexualised trauma and historical abuse.
After completing my Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma I enrolled with The Open University, studying childhood psychology, forensic psychology and mental health, and I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with First-Class Honours.
In 2016 I established my private practice at a quiet holistic health clinic in Blandford Forum, where I support private counselling clients with a range of concerns, and since 2019 this has included a contract with The Leonardo Trust supporting unpaid carers to manage their mental health.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice, and I'm committed to the process of continuing professional development by attending conferences and courses on a regular basis. I am also fully insured and DBS checked.
Some of my professional development courses and seminars include Transactional Analysis 101, Attachment and the early years, understanding panic attacks, supporting children and young people's wellbeing, and the neuroscience of trauma.