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When we deny our stories, they define us.  When we own our stories, we get to write the ending."

~ Brene Brown

 

When I was a little girl my nose was always firmly in a book. I was obsessed with stories and the worlds that they transported me to but, more than anything, it was the people within the pages that I loved learning about the most.  This fascination with what makes us all who we are, and what drives the decisions we make, has never waned; hearing the stories of the people I work with is one of the most enriching and humbling aspects of working with my clients.

It's no surprise then that my desire to understand human behaviour was enriched by studying Psychology at university.  After graduating, I spent many years working within the public health sector, with vulnerable adults and children, including Social Services, Adult Psychiatric Care, Special Educational Needs Schools, and Public Protection and Housing.

I am now an Integrative and Relational Counselling Therapist and Life Coach.  I help people to explore and understand their relationships - that they have both with themselves and others - and create a life that feels uniquely authentic for them.

I live in the rural Mendip Hills, Somerset, and am a single mother to one medium-sized human, two feline friends and a mischievous spaniel with selective hearing.  When I'm not working I like to spend much of my time with my nose in a book in front of the fire, roaming the countryside with my dog - often not - by my side, or with a paintbrush in my hand, a blank canvas in front of me and Fleetwood Mac playing as loudly as possible in the background. 


I also have a rather unhealthy addiction to reality TV, which I justify as human behaviour research.


I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.  

Qualifications

BSc. Psychology (2008; MBPsS)

Cert. in Counselling Skills (Two year course, 2011)

Cert. Family Group Conferencing (2011)

Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling (Three year course, 2019; MBACP)

Cert. Life Coaching (accredited with distinction, 2020)

Cert. Recognising Domestic Abuse (2020)

Cert. Narcissistic Abuse & Pathological Love Relationships (2021)

 
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