I have always enjoyed working with people, prior to starting my counselling training I have worked as a Disability Employment Advisor within the local Jobcentre, helping people with disabilities into and retain employment. I have also been a Youth Worker for over 25 years, I managed Detached Youth Work teams across Basingstoke and surrounding villages and delivered training to youth workers across the country.
Following redundancy from the job I loved, youth work, I have been so fortunate to find another career I love, counselling. I have gained experience counselling adults in GP Surgery's in Southampton and for Andover MIND. My youth counselling experience has been with Sparsholt College, I also set up and ran for two years Andover Youth Counselling Project, and continue to supervise their current counselling staff.. I currently work as a Frankie Worker for Hampshire County Council.
I have developed a private practice which I run from my home where I work with young people and teenagers as well as adult clients. My room overlooks our garden and is peaceful, secluded and secure.
Peter Symonds College, Winchester. Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.
Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London. Conversion Diploma from Adult to Adolescent and School Counselling.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Trauma-Focussed CBT for Children with PTSD
Lisa Mass Counselling- OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
I also work as a supervisor for counsellors working with young people,
I am a qualified tutor and deliver Level 2 and 3 Counselling Skills for Peter Symonds College.