As you will have already worked out I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, who also provides Life Coaching, and therapeutic hypnotherapy. But what makes me more than my titles? Well here is a brief introduction of who I am and why I have chosen to work in this field.
Ever since I was young I have always helped people, wherever I can, as an 8 year old while my father was sick in hospital I read every day to the man in the bed opposite because his eye were bandaged and he was in pain and it seemed to soothe him. I am a natural carer and I have spent a great deal of my life in this role. I looked after my parents through their ill health and was privileged to be there to hold each of their hands as they departed this world.
I have always felt a real need to support people though life changes and traumas. I remember the day my dad gave me my 18th birthday card, and within it he made mention of my passion for helping others. So I truly believe that working in this field if my lifes purpose and I am honoured to be in a position to be able to do this.
Throughout my adult life my jobs have in some way reflected this passion, from teaching in a primary school and then working for 14 years in an herbal medicine company working with not only clients but students of naturopathy as well, to working helping people overcome barriers to work in a local Job Centre.
After the death of my father who I had cared for for over 15 years during school, university, teaching and then on into my late 20's and after my divorce which followed a few years later I was able to alter my life path to reflect my true desire which is to enable, encourage and support people, and with the support of my second husband I trained as a hypnotherapist, counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach.
I am at a point in my life where after a lot of soul searching and my own emotionally healing journey I am able to give back in a way that previously in my life I would never have thought possible. As with many therapists my journey to this point is an interesting one but it has made me the person I am today and as I continue to develop I only become a better version of myself, my compassion and empathy, my intuition and all my positive core traits are blossoming every day and I look forward to life instead of backwards.
As we all are, I am still a work in progress, I would worry if any therapist said they knew all the answers! I have my own personal battles one of which is managing a condition called fibromyalgia, but I am happy I am still learning because it means I am still alive. I have the support of a wise and insightful supervisor and abide by the National Counselling Society's code of conduct and ethics and
You can follow my on my blog to get a better insight into my world here