A bit of information about me
I am a trained counsellor and psychotherapist providing short and long-term therapy. I work out of The Practice Rooms in central Norwich, The Self Centre in Bury St Edmunds, and The Space in Burston (near Diss). I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Skills, both from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Along with my private practice work, I have worked as a counsellor at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and at Suffolk Mind. I have also served as a Samaritans Listening Volunteer. I also hold a Masters Degree in Business Management from Kingston University, a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) and an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama (Trinity College, London).
I worked in bookselling for many years, both in my native Australia and the UK, before becoming a counsellor. My joy of reading and sharing this with colleagues and customers was the motivation for me to change professions as I found that I wanted to connect with people in greater depth and relationship. The experience of moving half way around the world a couple of times has certainly given me insight into the impact of transitions, identity, and loss.
The topic of my Masters dissertation addressed my own internal criticism, which I examined through focusing – a process that explores ourselves through our bodily experiencing. This experiential approach has subsequently informed the way I work. Indeed, I have personally gained much insight, self awareness and knowledge from working in this way.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP). The BACP sets guidelines and standards for Ethical Practice and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the counselling professions. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and I abide by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) rules in relation to records and information that I keep about you.