All people at some stage need to take a step back from the trials of life, whether its a sudden traumatic event or a long term issue. Counselling offers a place to be heard, seen, listened to and supported. A safe and confidential environment helps clients to talk about issues which may be too big to tackle with friends, family or at home. A counsellor is completely removed from your situation and therefore does not have a hidden agenda or a biased view of your circumstances. Sometimes there just is not the time or space in hectic day-to-day living to slow down, re-evaluate and talk in an environment where you will be listened to.
As a University of Suffolk graduate I have experience first hand of the transformative powers a university education can offer a person - both as a mature student and as a college leaver. Not everyone's experience is smooth and here at the University of Suffolk Counselling Team we can support you through whatever issues life is posing for you.
I began my counselling training in 2008 and I have been working as a counsellor in private practice since 2011. During this time I have also worked with Survivors in Transition, an Ipswich based charity offering counselling to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Before training as a counsellor I worked with the NHS for eight years in predominantly mental health settings. I hold an Integrative Counselling Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Suffolk at Bury St Edmunds. I am a professional member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I develop my professional expertise with regular continued professional training and development alongside professional research. I hold experience in a wide diversity of client work.