Central to all of my working practice, is my use of the Person-centred approach to understand and form helping relationships with others. My approach is informed by various trainings I have undertaken in Group analytic and Systemic theory as well as Lifespan Integration training when working with trauma.
I am an independent counselling and psychotherapy practitioner, supervisor, coach, consultant and trainer. I have worked in education and training settings for over 30 years.
I have extensive voluntary work experience in statutory and community-based organisations and projects in the East Midlands region. I have a passion and commitment for racial justice, and a continuing interest in community work as well as learning and training about equalities issues and change.
Amongst many other things Val’s interests include, walking, reading, music, gardening, sport, travelling, cinema, TV, singing and attempting crafts.