Since qualifying in 2001, I have worked as a Counsellor in general community settings with a wide variety of clients, and also in two specialist drug and alcohol agencies, a GP surgery, a youth work project, and two universities.
The range of issues I have worked with include: anxiety, depression, stress, panic, bereavement, self-esteem, identity, relationships, fertility, pregnancy loss, trauma, abuse, illness, eating disorders, addiction, body image, self-harm, family problems, parenting, mental health, adoption, suicidal feelings, perfectionism, life transitions, and personal development.
I am currently employed as a Counsellor, supporting students, in a university counselling service.
I am a registered and senior accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and all my clinical practice adheres to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am experienced in working with clients in short-term and long-term therapy, and in conducting counselling assessments.
I set up Hyperemesis Counselling, as a small private practice, in 2016, following my own personal experiences of this medical condition, and my academic research in the field, that identified a lack of psychotherapeutic support options for women affected by pregnancy sickness.