Looking for a counsellor in or near Chester? Are you thinking of contacting me? I thought it would be nice if you knew a little about me.
I am in my fifties, grew up at the seaside and love sunshine and tea. My superpower is curiosity. I am quiet and open, and listen with my heart as well as my ears. I particularly work with people who experience anxiety…people who have lost something precious to them; a person, an animal, a dream…or who have experienced abuse and now question their own selves or their value. People who are hurting or confused and want something to change.
I used to be an accountant although I realised I like people much more than numbers. I’ve been a hospital chaplain, and it was this that led me to counselling. I’ve also worked for a major UK charity; been a shop assistant; a cinema usherette (yes, I had an ice cream tray). I’ve been made redundant twice. I have also experienced anxiety and panic myself.
My passion is to be alongside people as they navigate through the varied sea states of life, from flat calm to raging storm.
To contact me call me on 07761 023027
My counselling qualifications:
- MA Clinical Counselling – University of Chester (Distinction)
- Certificate in Advanced Counselling Studies – University of Plymouth
- Certificate in Counselling Skills – CPCAB
Post qualification courses:
- Webcam and phone counselling
- Single session therapy
I undertake regular continuing professional development courses in subjects such as trauma, anxiety, creativity in counselling, and attend regular supervision.
I am listed as a dissociation aware therapist by PODS
I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist