I have almost 20 years’ experience working for the NHS in a variety of roles. This includes working in the children’s nursery and on all of the hospital wards such as the children’s ward, A&E, Intensive care, surgery wards and the stroke unit. I was there during some of the most stressful, confusing and, often devastating times of a person’s life. I saw the difference I could make just by being there, listening and supporting and decided to train to be a counsellor, and then, as a hypnotherapist.
I recognise that each and every person is unique with different cultures, backgrounds, histories, beliefs, personalities and presenting issues. I work collaboratively with each client to ensure that their individual needs are met and to help the client gain a better understanding of themselves.
I am fully qualified with a first-class honours degree in counselling and a clinical diploma in hypnotherapy. Please see below for other qualifications.
I have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. I am fully insured and have monthly supervision with both a counselling supervisor and a hypnotherapy supervisor to ensure I am working safely and ethically.
On a personal note, I am a single mother of a teenage boy who has Type 1 Diabetes. I didn’t know anyone else that had type 1 and no one seemed to understand, so this became the inspiration for my business name. You can find out more about this in the ‘Services’ section under ‘Type 1 Diabetes Therapy’ if this is what brought you to my website. I have had counselling and hypnotherapy myself and understand the importance of finding the 'right fit' which is why I work together with my clients to find what works best for you and will never try to tie you into a long term commitment.
During my time as a counsellor, I have also worked within the probation service and a local high school. This experience has really opened my eyes to the impact of adverse childhood experiences from the perspective of the child...and also from the adults they may become. I was so touched by my probation clients that I based my university dissertation on the self-harm and suicide rates of male prisoners in the UK. All of these people, children and adults, want to be heard, to be understood and to be valued...This is where I come in.