I am a mother of two (both conceived via IVF) and live and work in Greater Manchester. Having experienced numerous losses throughout my life, I am passionate about healing – both for myself and others.
I started off my career as a lawyer and retrained as a counsellor and psychotherapist at Regent’s University (London) over 15 years ago.
I have worked with a wide range of clients including (but not limited to) the bereaved; people living with life limiting illnesses and their families; those struggling or unable to conceive; those involved in the child protection system; survivors of domestic violence; prison inmates; LGBT+ communities; people affected by HIV and AIDS; and survivors of genocide, torture, persecution, displacement and systematic sexual assault.
My work has been in a variety of settings including the NHS, prison service, schools and the charity sector. Most recently I managed psychological support services at an adult hospice in the Greater Manchester area.
I became an accredited member of the BACP in 2006. I am committed to developing as a professional and regularly attend conferences, clinical workshops and training courses. I have a particular interest in working with trauma and have completed specialist training in this area.
I have presented at local and national conferences on the subject of loss and grief, including at the BACP Healthcare annual conference in 2018.