I have always enjoyed working with people, prior to starting my counselling training I have worked as a Disability Employment Advisor within the local Jobcentre, helping people with disabilities into and retain employment.
I have also been a Youth Worker for over 25 years, I managed Detached Youth Work teams across Basingstoke and surrounding villages and delivered training to youth workers across the country.
Following redundancy from the job I loved, youth work, I have been so fortunate to find another career I love, counselling. I have gained experience counselling adults in GP Surgery’s in Southampton and for Andover MIND.
My youth counselling experience has been with Sparsholt College, I also set up and ran for two years Andover Youth Counselling Project, and continue to supervise their current counselling staff. I also have experience working as a Frankie Worker for Hampshire County Council.
I have developed a busy private practice which I run from my home where I work with adults as well as young people and teenage clients. My room overlooks our garden and is peaceful, secluded and secure.