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ABOUT ME

I began formal training as a counsellor in 2012, and started working with clients at the beginning of 2016.  I moved to Orkney in September 2021, and here I work in private practice as a counsellor and supervisor, meeting people face to face locally or else online via Zoom.  I'm also a trustee of Relationships Scotland Orkney and The Pier Arts Centre.

In the past I was a director and counsellor at Lawrence Way Community Counselling Service in Cambridge, a non-profit community-based counselling service under the NHS England IAPT programme.  I was also a volunteer counsellor at Cambridge charity The Cogwheel Trust, and a trustee of Mind in West Essex.  

 

I have a particular interest in supporting clients whose concerns are focussed around bereavement, death dying; and complex PTSD / developmental trauma.

I love being in close contact with the natural world, and the location of my home and practice in a rural community is a deliberate choice.  I am interested too in how, as humans, we can experience and make sense of ourselves and our lives in dialogue with the other-than-human natural world.  

 

I’m a Practitioner Member of COSCA, a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society; and I adhere to the COSCA Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice, the BACP Ethical Framework and the NCPS Code of Ethical Practice.

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TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre in London, and a Certificate in Supervision from Relational Change.  

At present I'm learning with Home Hospice Association on their Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Certificate.

I've also trained with the following teachers and organisations:

  • Awareness in Bereavement Care - with Cruse Bereavement Care

  • Orphan Wisdom School - with Stephen Jenkinson in Ontario, Canada

  • Foundation in Gestalt Psychotherapy - at Metanoia in London

  • How the Therapist's Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy - with Dr David Wallin

  • Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma - with Dr Janina Fisher

  • Living and Working with Dissociation - with Carolyn Spring and PODS

  • Embodied Support for Contact - with Dr Jim Kepner

  • Mental Health First Aid - with MHFA England

  • Wild Therapy - with Nick Totton

  • Couples Therapy for Depression - with Tavistock Relationships

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