My expertise comes from experience, training and developing a special interest in the crossover between professional and personal self-care.
I have worked in the helping professions since the late 1990s, including roles in prisons, probation, mental health charities and now for over a decade as a counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.
In an ideal world, our professional issues around self-care and personal stressors are separate, but in my experience this is rarely the case.
Having worked for over 20 years bearing witness to the trauma, suffering and success of those that need help, I know, first hand, the impact that work within the helping professions can have. I have seen skilled practitioners falter due to not having their personal and professional issues managed.
I am passionate about the importance of your self-care. I believe that all aspects of your 'self' need to be as 'well' as possible in order for you to succeed as a professional and minion balance within your personal life.
Qualifications and Experience
Currently completing a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
MA in Counselling
Qualified Probation Officer
(BA & NVQ Level 4)
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Certificate in CBT
Ongoing professional development in Motivational Interviewing, working with professional trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, working with high performers, etc (the list goes on!)