In my own life I have had to face many challenges, find my own strength and rely on my inner resources. This is why I became a counsellor, I qualified in 1998.
Personal counselling helped me accept myself and gain a better understanding. It has also made me much more resilient in dealing with whatever issues life threw at me.
Now, I help others to find their own strength and sense of self through counselling and poetry therapy.
We are all unique and follow our own paths towards change. I know you can change, if that’s what you desire. Having a confidential space, where someone listens to you attentively, and in a non -judgemental manner is the first step.
Together, we can explore the sensitive issues which you would prefer to put to the back of your mind, but which keeping nagging at you.
I have been on this journey myself, and for over twenty years I have worked in various capacities with people from all walks of life and have seen great results.
Do visit my counselling page for more information.
Over the past decade, I have come to experience the transformative power of words.
I have facilitated poetry therapy groups and therapeutic writing workshops in a wide variety of settings, including schools, libraries and prisons.
I am one of a handful of Certified Poetry Therapists in The U.K, who have completed their training with the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy in U.S.A.
I trained under the mentor ship and supervision of Victoria Field.
I have extensive experience in implementing therapeutic writing programmes in a wide range of settings.
I have used this expertise to produce a book which invites the reader to learn and grow through an array of writing exercises.
This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in using writing and creativity as an outlet for self-expression, for problem-solving and, ultimately, to develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
Due to be published in early 2021
– Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited)
– Diploma in Person Centred Art Therapy skills
– Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning
– Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy
– Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Supervision
– Primary Certificate in Stress Management
– Certificate in Applied Poetry Facilitation
– Certificate in Poetry Therapy
If you would like to talk to me about how counselling works for yourself or others, or have questions about poetry therapy please feel free to get in touch using the contact me form below and I will be happy to help.
If you would like me to present at a conference or facilitate a workshop or group for your organisation. Please visit my past workshops page for a flavour of the workshops, I have facilitated. Use the contact me form below and I will be happy to discuss your requirements.
I can also be contacted on my landline: 0208 798 8035 or my mobile :07961 016 334.
Feel free to leave a message, if I am unavailable. My voicemail is confidential.