In June 2017 I completed my training as a psychotherapist, achieving an MA (with Merit) with the University of Northampton and a Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE), and accreditation with UKCP. This is the result of some 10 years part time training and clinical practice which I have undertaken whilst working full time. I currently work part time at Counsel for Life in Woodford Green where I have recently been appointed Head of Clinical Services. I see the full range of clients, male and female, young and not so young, and have had experience of supporting and helping people with a broad range of presenting issues. My psychotherapeutic approach is essentially person-centred- I am here for the client offering a caring and holding presence in a confidential setting as they seek to understand themselves and find their rightful place in the world. I enjoy my therapy work and being with others. I feel I have alot to offer, primarily because I am an empathetic person, indeed an empath, who feels the pain and hurt of others and in doing so can share in their suffering. This is a rare quality, in part linked to my personal nature, in part fashioned from having gone through my own challenges in life. I can provide a strong container, through my warm and supporting qualities, which provides the client with the assurance and security to allow him or her to find their sense of self.