About Me

Current work

I work at the Leicester Counselling Centre and the Bower House Counselling Service, Market Harborough.

I have a private practice based in Oakham, Oadby and Leicester.

I am qualified as a Lay Pastoral Minister in the Church of England.

Past work

I have worked for 8 years in therapeutic counselling agencies, day-care/residential care homes and the Peterborough Pastoral Scheme for the Clergy.  Before this I was a teacher of English and Communication for 11 years in Richmond, Surrey.   I took an extended break to bring up my children and at the same time volunteered in community and church projects with children, older people and refugees.

Qualifications

As a supervisor:

  • Certificate in Pastoral Supervision (Association of Pastoral Supervision and Training)

As a counsellor:

  • Accredited as a counsellor by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • B.A. (Hons.) in Person-centred counselling and psychotherapy (University of Warwick)
  • Certificate in lay hospital visiting (Edgehill Theological College, Belfast)

As a teacher:

  • Certificate in Education (Further Education) (Garnett College, Roehampton)
  • B.A. (Hons.) in English Language and Literature (University of Birmingham)