Therapy of any kind, Psychotherapy or Counselling, can seem a daunting prospect. We are often told, and throughout our lives, that we need to take responsibility for our mental health. So whilst we reach out to our GP when we sprain an ankle, for trauma, depression, bereavement, anxiety, addiction and so much more we feel pressured into resolving these alone.
I believe that mental well-being is a right and not aspect an of luck. We all have the right to live the lives we want in the context of our relationships with others and ourselves. Therapy can help this process.
If you are seeking support and understanding of the way you feel then please contact me.
I began my journey to Therapy and Counselling in the early 1990's when I found a passion for the Psychoanalysis of Literature. I continued down this path for an MA in the Critical Theory of Literature before finally fulfilling a dream to study Psychology, securing a BSc (Hons) in 2010. I now found myself at the start of something, rather than the end, and was fortunate to be able to study Psychotherapy over a four year programme in Jersey and France. Now, some 20 years after those first steps, and after more study with the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies to support children, I now work with both adults and children.
In addition I teach on a range of degrees and professional Counselling training courses that have Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling at their hearts. For University College Jersey I lecture on the Psychology with Criminology degree which launched in 2017 and Child Development for the Childhood Studies degree. Professional training includes CPCAB Counselling Courses, Levels 2, 3 and the Level 4 Diploma, sharing my love of this empowering vocation with students keen to find their own path as Counsellors.
I have also undertaken training with Zoe Lodrick and New Pathways to enable me to work with survivors of rape and sexual abuse. I have studied both Psychotherapy and Counselling and continue to learn from my clients, my students and life.