As part of a major life transition, I moved to Northern Scotland with my family from the South of England. After a hectic 25 years working in a busy, commercial environment in media, it was time to reassess my future. A decision many people find themselves making at various stages of life and for different reasons.
Seeking a new direction, I trained in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Moray, University of the Highlands and Islands. I completed my Diploma, gaining a Distinction.
Counselling combines my interest in people with opportunities to make a difference to those in distress. It has been a privilege to support people who are experiencing their own life transitions, difficulties or challenges. People who need someone to help them find the right way forward or to overcome emotional distress which may have held them back for years.
Talking through past traumas and gaining self-awareness and understanding of their life experiences has enabled clients to find peace and acceptance, often leading to greater self-confidence, self-worth and contentment.
An adult diagnosis of ADHD during my training gave me new insight and understanding of myself and life experiences. ADHD has become an area of special interest in client work.
I work with adults and young people over 16 in private practice and also volunteer at Cruse Bereavement, Bluebell Perinatal and CrossReach Counselling in Moray. I have previously counselled patients at Culbin and Varis GP Practices in Forres.
Please do get in touch if you think I could help you.