A little something about me.
I work at The Therapy Centre in Bridlington as a specialist addiction worker and a counsellor. I have a number of counselling contracts with: 1) NHS, 2) East Riding Council and 3) private practice.
I have always loved helping people and so in 2006 I decided to train as a counsellor so that I could support people with emotional, psychological and addiction problems.
My passion and commitment for helping others was recognised by the East Riding Drug and Alcohol Commissioner and the East Riding Public Health Officer, and as a result I received an award a 'Public Health Champion' from Public Health England in 2015.
I have worked with many people who have lived complex and diverse lives who for a time have needed support and understanding to get back on track or to find a new direction.
During this time I have worked with the charitable organisations of Learning Societies and YELL SOS (Scarborough), Northern Lights Therapy Service (Scarborough), Together Women's Project (Hull), and now accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy work with the NHS, Focus counselling and The Therapy Centre in Bridlington, and have a private practice.
Many people who I have counselled have been afflicted with one or more of the following, anywhere on the spectrum between mild and severe:
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Work Related Stress
Bereavement & Loss
Depression & Low Self-Esteem
Relationship breakdown & Divorce
Trauma & Abuse
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics and Good Practice.
Membership of the BACP require me to commit to Continuing Professional Development, and so I regularly attend psychotherapeutic talks, seminars, workshops as well as read widely through journals/books and undertake regular supervision with a qualified supervisor.
I moved to Weston-Super-Mare and began my counselling journey. First, I attended college and studied psychology and sociology, having passed successfully I moved to York, gained a place at York St John University and studied Counselling. I passed the counselling studies course with a BA (Hons) classification 2.1., and went on to study the Post Graduate Counselling and Psychotherapy Course passing with a Distinction and received an Academic Achievement Award which I was shocked about, but it does reflect my commitment and love for this subject.