With counselling and mindfulness I work with adults, from teens to beyond retirement to…
Re-frame their experience
Gain a fresh perspective on life
Make their own choices
Develop self worth and confidence
Express their true feelings
To live their life more fully
My Background and becoming a Useful Woman to Know…
When I was born I understand my parents were told I would never walk, talk, sit up of feed myself, if I survived the first 24 hours the doctors would do their best.
Nevertheless, main stream educated I have worked in a number of industries, private and public sectors, finance, sales and travel. Redundancy in the year 2000 helped me to retrain, beginning my journey toward counselling.
By 2006 personal experience had shaped my interests and I found myself working with people dealing with life limiting illness, long term health conditions and carers. I have played my part in caring for an elderly person with dementia and know the limitation of services available. I also experienced a shocking and sudden death of someone close. I learned about my own resources and of those around me becoming, as some say, A Useful Woman to Know…
“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.”
My work with Carers began in early 2001. I have been honored to have shared in their experiences of learning to live with their loved one in a new way. Relationships changed forever.
By 2011 I qualified. In 2012 I began my private practice – Moments of Muddle, because life just doesn’t always make sense.
During 2012/3 I trained in Advocacy and Mindfulness. I have learned good self care, for me, is fundamental to caring and maintaining a balanced, healthy life. I deliver Mindfulness taster sessions with the benefits of a therapeutic setting, at low cost.
“It worked. I slept in until 8 o’clock! Thank you so much.” Surrey Carer
In 2014-18 I’d agreed to co-ordinate a BACP Private Practice Regional Network Group. Handing back the role, I was grateful for the experience and the pleasure of meeting so many other local contacts in the profession.
In 2016 I gained a Certificate in Supervision.
“You make considered and constructive comments.” (Supervisee)
In 2018 I reacquainted myself with Cruse Bereavement Care.
I adhere to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) Ethical Framework for The Counselling Professions. I am committed to a program of continuing professional development, including regular meetings with a supervisor to monitor my practice. I have professional indemnity insurance and am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, (ICO).