My experience and qualifications
My approach is integrative - I believe in offering counselling and coaching techniques in the best fit for each individual client. I attend meditation and like to use a mindfulness approach in my work, encouraging clients to be mindful about what they eat. Transactional Analysis offers ways of understanding how we interact with others, how our eating patterns develop and how we all have the capacity to change.
To find a way forward we may need to look at the past, present and future. Our relationship with food can be rooted in our past, especially the family we grew up in and also reinforced through current habits. I will help you to understand your relationship with food and help you make desired changes through ongoing support and motivation.
*Diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis 2004 - Peter Symonds College - BACP Accredited course
*Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills 2014 - Wellness Professionals at Work- accredited by the Association for Coaching
*Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management 2015 - FutureFit - certified by the Association for Nutrition
General counselling experience
In addition to my private practice I work flexibly as a telephone help-desk counsellor for a major Employee Assistance Provider, combining counselling and coaching skills, offering practical advice, and completing assessments for referrals to face to face counselling.
I have helped students as an associate in a university counselling service 2012- 2014.
I have helped people through bereavement as a trained visitor since 2008.
Professional membership and code of ethics
*Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its Ethical Code.
*Member of the BACP Coaching Division and Member of the BACP Private Practice Division
*Member of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals.
* Member of Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy