I came into counselling following my own experience of the healing power of therapy to transform my life, in a way that surprised me and exceeded my expectations. My original background is as a Careers Adviser, using a person centred counselling and coaching model. When Connexions was introduced, I retrained to offer support, advice and guidance to troubled young people and their parents in the Basingstoke area.

Since becoming a counsellor, I have worked for YPI in Basingstoke, a Secondary School and a Sixth Form College. I am now employed part-time for an independent fostering agency, where I provide support and strategies to foster carers of children affected by complex trauma, attachment problems and other complex needs, alongside my private practice.