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Fall Foliage

My experience and qualifications

I also work as a Counsellor at York Mind and have a number of years experience of working with a range of clients with a complex and diverse range of needs from age 16 and above.

I have experience of working with adults in areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, bereavement and loss, disability, discrimination, abuse, relationship and family issues, attachment issues, self-harm and more.

I have experience of working with family carers, working in women’s support services and with learning disabilities and autism, where I have also worked as a Mentor and an Advocate, supporting individuals to secure their rights and have a voice about issues that affect them.  I have also worked with Care home staff supporting them with the wellbeing, particularly during the pandemic.  

My qualifications and additional training include: 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling awarded Distinction - York St John University

  • Vagus Nerve Programme - resetting the nervous system 

  • Breathwork training for anxiety and trauma and nervous system regulation

  • ASSIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

  • Dealing with distress - Working with suicide and self-harm

  • Trauma and the body: Dissociation and somatisation

  • Working with relational trauma: Dealing with disorganised attachment

  • Sexualised and relational trauma

  • Domestic abuse awareness

  • Child Sexual Abuse – Hope for healing

  • Working with and supporting autistic and neurodiverse clients

  • Safeguarding for vulnerable adults and children

  • Somatic experiencing - body oriented approach to trauma and stress

  • Online and telephone counselling certificate

  • Introduction to taking therapy outdoors

  • Working creatively with attachment 

  • Trans awareness and inclusivity training

  • Working with supporting autistic and neurodiverse clients

  • Embodied practices for anxiety and trauma

  • Transforming the living legacy of trauma

  • Working creatively with inner child


I am a registered with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and their complaints procedure. These can be viewed at

I hold an Enhanced DBS.

I am registered with the ICO and comply with GDPR and data protection regulations. See my Privacy Notice

Bridge Over River

When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity—then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship offered by an empathic person… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another

Carl Rogers

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