Life is a process and one that I continue to move through. As all of us, I have had many experiences and its those that have brought me to the person that I am now, in this moment. I feel it is particularly those difficult and painful times that have shaped and formed the self that I am today.
Through my own experiences of being the client and in my own personal exploration I have learnt that if I can notice, be present with, and experience my feelings in the moment, no matter how painful and difficult that can be, acceptance and then change can come.
I like the natural things in life, being outdoors, connecting with nature. My favourite place is to be by the sea, that's where I can recharge my soul. Walking along the beach or sitting watching the waves.
I enjoy yoga, pilates, walking and cycling. I love to engage with any creative activity enjoying the process and not worrying about the finished product. I find being creative for me is the chance to get lost in whatever it is that I am doing. Time just passes. I love dancing anywhere, the kitchen, at parties, the chance to be free to follow the music where ever it takes me.
I am a qualified person-centred therapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have a Foundation and BA (Hons) Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Warwick 2014/2015.
Whilst at university I gained my initial experience as a counsellor in the NHS. I have experience of working in a hospice setting, seeing patients, carers and those who have been bereaved.
I also have experience of working within a setting focusing on pregnancy, early years, parenting and life in general. I more recently have completed a level one in Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy.
I engage in continual professional and personal development. This is about me attending formal training and workshops, reading, supervision, peer support. Personally too I believe it is vital that I am constantly reflective and curious, exploring my own experiences. Life is a process and I engage with that process what ever it is in that moment.