I used to struggle with confidence and was a quiet and shy person as a result. I have had eczema throughout my life and found it most difficult in my teen years which also affected by self-esteem. I wrote about some of my experiences in this article: Living with eczema - Counselling Directory ( .

When I became more confident I noticed I was able to talk to more people more easily and do things out of my comfort zone.

Later I went through a divorce, lost my beloved pet and the house I had made a home in a short space of time. This rocked me and having counselling helped me to understand my losses and to make sense of it all. This in turn helped me to start again. 

I became a counsellor because I wanted to help people who were struggling in life as I had done and to be there in the difficult times as a support. I love my job because I get to meet wonderful people and to see them grow.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy also known as BACP. I am fully insured and DBS checked. I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.

I hold a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been volunteering with a National Bereavement Charity for a few years.