About Me

Over the last twenty years I have worked with a wide range of people in a variety of environments and with individuals and groups with diverse and often complex needs. I have studied the philosophies and teaching of both east and western societies and believe that we all continue to learn and grow from all our experiences, good and bad.

I believe we are all working towards being the best version of ourselves, sometimes we struggle and fall, and sometimes the challenges we face can feel overwhelming. My interest in counselling was born out of my concern and the need to understand and help a family member who suffered with sever mental illness from an early age.

I realised the fragility of the human experience and wanted to learn more, My work with addictions and the homeless was part of this journey. As I learnt more about how the brain works and the influences and experiences that shape us, what was evident was that we all suffer at times and exploring ways to move beyond the suffering can be challenging and very daunting on our own.

My understanding is that the relationship between counsellor and client is paramount. This relationship has to be one of trust and support in a confidential and caring environment where clients can find a true sense of ‘self’ with the resources they need to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

I understand that each client is unique and the support and strategies I offer are as individual and unique as each of my clients.