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.
My work with Carers began in early 2001. I have been honoured to have shared in their experiences of learning to live with their loved one in a new way. Relationships changed forever.
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.”
By 2011, having taken time out, I was qualified and in 2012 I began my private practice – Moments of Muddle, for when life doesn’t 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)
By 2014 I’d agreed to co-ordinate a BACP Private Practice Regional Network Group.
In 2016 I gained a Certificate in Supervision.
“You make considered and constructive comments.” (Supervisee)
With counselling and mindfulness I work with clients 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
I’ve worked with clients in their teens to those in retirement.
“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness”
William Arthur Ward