About me

I have sourced therapy at different times in my life and have found that although it can be difficult to find someone you feel really “gets you,” when you do, the experience stays with you and can be lifechanging.

I began my journey to become a therapist, when I felt unsupported and alone  after a negative experience at work. I was offered a short series of sessions and through working with my therapist felt the way forward for me included a change of career. Setting out on this new path at the age of 50 was daunting, but something inside me knew it was the only way forward.

I am convinced that my life experiences have enhanced rather than hindered my journey to becoming a therapist and I am energised when working with people who are brave enough to share their deepest fears and wants.

For the past 35 years I have worked in the creative arts as a performer, music instructor and mentor. I am a strong believer in the importance of the use of creativity in offering an outlet for our emotions. Sometimes we can’t find the words that fit with our feelings and I am open to using extra creative tools when working with clients, and feel play can open up a different part of our emotions and expression.

My experience as a therapist includes volunteering in an EAP setting, and at present I work with a mental health charity and have my own private practice. I have experience of working with people who have suffered trauma, PTSD, historical abuse, anxiety, anger, suicidal thoughts, low self esteem, gender dysphoria and people who identify as neuro diverse. I have completed a Certificate in Counselling Skills from Strathclyde University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Therapy and Psychotherapy from the University of Aberdeen. I am a registered member of the BACP.