My interest in working therapeutically with people stems from the powerful impact that therapy had on me from the moment I sat in the client's chair and shared my thoughts with a counsellor. Becoming a therapist involves gaining a firm grounding in theory and practice, challenging one's own pre-conceptions, and developing the habit of self-reflection, self-critiquing and acting upon new insights. It takes years and becomes a way of life. I began my training in 1993 and qualified in 1997, subsequently attaining accreditation, a Masters degree, supervisor qualifications and online therapy certification.
Over the following three decades, as well as seeing clients and supervisees privately, I worked with organisations such as Relate, Mind, Exeter University, Falmouth University, Truro and Penwith College and various EAP companies. I have also run communication workshops for performance artists at Dartington in Devon, co-facilitated residential workshops for support workers at Devon County Council, hosted Personal and Professional Development meetings as part of a BACP accredited PG Dip course in Bristol and presented a paper at a BACP Supervision Conference in London.
I now work primarily in private practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor/consultant.