I have been working with individuals, couples, students and young people from age 15 upwards in my private practice for the last seven years. In addition to this work I have been seeing students with various issues at a University for the last three years. I also undertake adoption work in relation to adoptive placements which may include reflecting on attachment issues.
Prior to my career as a counsellor I worked for thirty years as a social worker with individuals, young people, children and families within a variety of settings. Through this work I have developed specialist knowledge of pregnancy and childbirth, HIV and AIDS and chronic and terminal illness as well as in-depth knowledge about the impact of attachment issues on relationships.
I have worked for the Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) for several years in Cheltenham, Stroud and Gloucester. Following my initial training at GCS I undertook a post-graduate associate year in psychodynamic counselling in addition to further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. I have subsequently completed a training in Couples Counselling and in Time-Limited Psychodynamic Therapy at the Gloucestershire Counselling Service in addition to undertaking a course in Mindfulness.