How I got here
I was a hospital doctor for the first 30 years of my working life but then decided I needed a new direction. After some in depth exploration, I realised that working with people who are struggling to make sense of their lives is what really interests me. I combined part-time counselling training and work for some years and then retired from the NHS in 2017 to concentrate fully on my counselling work. I live in the lovely market town of Beccles. Until this year, I saw my clients at home or at Loddon Mill, but Covid has led to new ways of working and I now work with clients online, phone, and outside, as well as in the more traditional counselling room setting.
My current roles:
Volunteer counsellor at TimeNorfolk (the pregnancy loss charity)
I worked as a volunteer counsellor at the Norwich Centre for 4 years until 2017.
I am a registered and accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP
I am fully committed to working within the BACP Ethical Framework.
Experienced at online (Zoom and WhatsApp) and phone counselling.
· BA Person-Centred Counselling (Middlesex University)
· Diploma Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
· Certificate in Counselling Skills (UEA)