I live in the area of Southsea Portsmouth and I am passionate about providing affordable and accessible therapy to people in the area. I am a fully qualified counsellor graduating from UWE in 2010 with an under graduate counselling diploma. Since then I have completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Advanced skills in working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and a Masters Degree in counselling and psychotherapy from Bath Spa University. I lived and worked in Somerset before moving to Portsmouth and was employed 2 days a week for SARSAS, a charity specialising in supporting people who have experienced sexual abuse trauma, and I have a great deal of knowledge and experience in working with adults who have experienced abuse.

I currently run my private practice from Southsea in a comfortable consulting room from my home on Prince Albert Road.

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Before working for SARSAS, and the YOU trust I  worked for DHI and led the criminal justice team, supporting offenders with drug and alcohol problems. I aim for  a compassionate approach when formulating and understanding problems around offending behaviour and addictions that often stem from early childhood trauma and loss. Whilst such behaviours are not acceptable and can cause great pain to others, I view them as often being an understandable response to an difficult or traumatic early childhood experience, and I offer a non judgemental and empathic approach. My extensive experience and knowledge of complex trauma and so called 'Personality Disorders', along with life experience, mean I am able to work effectively with clients with a range of backgrounds, showing resilience and sensitivity.