Like many therapists, I was first drawn to working as a counsellor and psychotherapist through my own experience as a client.
A family bereavement led me to start counselling several years ago. Initially, I found it a huge relief to talk about my feelings to someone who wasn't family or a close friend. Over time, I noticed that the sessions helped me to understand my feelings in other areas of my life. I started to understand why friendships were often tricky and romantic relationships painful and confusing. Counselling gave me new coping skills and helped me to see the recurring patterns in my life. I don't think I could have done this work alone.
I consider it a great privilege now to sit with my clients and accompany them as they work through the issues in their own lives. I bring my values of authenticity, openheartedness and inclusion to my client work and I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life.