About Me

I have lived in Hertford for almost 20 years and in Hertfordshire for most of my  life. I love the outdoors, wildlife, horses and conservation and I am a local  beekeeper.

Qualifications:

  • BA (hons.) Humanities, The Open University, 1996
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Studies, Imperial School of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London,1999
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling, The Institute  of Psychosynthesis, London, validated by Middlesex University, 2004
  • Fundamentals EAGALA Certification (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning  Association) Level 3, 2008
  • Certificate in Couples Work, The Relational Academy, Cambridge, 2017

Experience:

  • Private Counselling and Psychosynthesis Therapist in London and  Hertfordshire since 2004.
  • Counsellor, Group facilitator, Community Practitioner and Counselling  Service Manager in various settings including alcohol, addiction, structured  day and counselling services, Probation and Community Mental Health Teams.
  • Design and delivery of Abstinence based 12 step approach group therapy treatment
  • Harm reduction substance mis-use services, including management of open  access service.
  • Short and longer term individual counsellor in Doctor’s Surgeries within  a commissioned NHS counselling service.
  • Trainer on drink drive rehabilitation courses. Delivery and facilitator.

My experience as a Counsellor, Group facilitator and Trainer has helped me to develop a passion for supporting whole families where there have been addictions and trauma. I am interested in the process of healing across generations from the long-term effects of trauma, displacement and addictions on families. I have developed and offered both meditation and mindfulness techniques. I have piloted and led equine facilitated individual and group therapies and courses since 2008.

Professional Membership:

Individual Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and BACP Professional Accredited Register Membership

Individual Member of The Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)