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I qualified as a counsellor with a degree in Humanistic Counselling (2010) following courses at Certificate (1995) and Diploma (1995-7) level.  Before this I worked in medical research with a degree in Psychology and Physiology (1975) and an MSc in Audiology (1981).

I have experience of counselling young people (16 - 25 years) through Surrey Care Trust,  University students in Portsmouth, mothers of young children through Family Focus, adults of all ages and people suffering with tinnitus. I have also been a volunteer with Victim Support and have experience of supporting people suffering from sexual crimes, domestic abuse and many other traumatic experiences.

My experience includes counselling people who are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, low self-esteem, bullying, self-harm, post-traumatic stress, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder, gender issues, addictions, chronic illnesses such as ME, eating disorders and a variety of life crises. 

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk) and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and its complaints procedure. In accordance with BACP requirements, I meet regularly with a qualified and experienced counselling supervisor.  Whatever is told in the counselling room remains confidential except for the purposes of supervision or if I think anyone is in danger.