About Me

At the age of 62 I completed my Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Warwick University and began to work independently as a therapist.

In March 2014 I was awarded the upgraded degree of BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from Warwick University.

My previous professional career has been in Public Service as a specialist practitioner in both Social Care and Education with a wide variety of people of all ages. I qualified in Social Work at Birmingham Polytechnic in 1978 and I also completed training in Social Work Practice Teaching at Birmingham University in 1982.

In 1994 I achieved a Master of Education Degree at Warwick University researching professional development and experiential learning in care services. After 20 years as a practitioner specialising in residential and community care services, I became a full-time lecturer in Social Care Management at Essex University in 1996.

I took early retirement from my final post as a care service Inspector in 2005 and I began working voluntarily for Cruse Bereavement Care and the Citizens Advice Bureau. I also attended three introductory counselling courses over the following two years. During the last four years of training and personal development as a therapist I have gained experience of a broad range of counselling work through voluntary work with organisations such as Age UK, Safeline Warwick and Coventry and Warwickshire Cruse Bereavement Care. I am continuing with this work.

I know that person-centred counselling has been extremely therapeutic for me through difficult and stressful times in my life. As I gain experience as a therapist, I believe that my role is to develop a therapeutic counselling relationship with people which facilitates the discovery of their own inner resources and enables them to achieve their personal sense of well-being.

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