Counsellors working in the Service have a formally recognised qualification in counselling and subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I attend Ss Peter & Paul RC Church in Earl Shilton and have been a Christian for 33 years. In 2011 I was commissioned as a Street Pastor and am now Joint Coordinator and part of a team from the local churches that walk the streets of Earl Shilton and Barwell and visit local parks on Friday evenings. We are available to talk, listen, care and support all the young people we meet.
For 6 years I attended the University of Leicester, Vaughan College and obtained a Certificate and Higher Education Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling.
I have been counselling for over 14 years and was part of the initial team of counsellors when the Pathways Counselling service was established. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have experience counselling people of all ages including young people and dealing with bereavement, depression, relationship and attachment issues, anger, addictions, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, post traumatic stress and mental health issues. My wife, who is also a counsellor, and I have a lot of experience counselling couples.
I have seen counselling improve peoples’ self-confidence and self-worth and deal with difficult and traumatic issues that have affected their lives.
I attend Ss Peter & Paul RC Church in Earl Shilton. I have been a Street Pastor in the Earl Shilton and Barwell areas for the past five years, and presently a Joint Coordiantor.
For 6 years I attended the University of Leicester, Vaughan College and obtained a Certificate and a Higher Education Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling. I have been counselling for 14 years and was part of the initial team of counsellors when the Pathways Counselling service was established. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have previously worked as a youth counsellor in local schools and have been a School Chaplain at a local Primary School. I am also experienced in working with all other age groups supporting clients with bereavement, depression, dysfunctional relationships, anger, addictions, post traumatic stress and sexual, emotional and physical abuse issues.
I also work with my husband counselling couples.
I feel counselling is an important and valuable way of helping people to increase their self-awareness and understanding of the effects and consequences of their and others’ actions on their emotional lives.
I am a registered member of BACP. I work within the ethical framework for BACP. I studied with Canterbury Christchurch University to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma in Play and Creative Arts Therapy and a Masters Degree in Play Therapy. I worship at St John’s Church, Hinckley and am actively involved in the children’s events that happen at the church.
I have a background in Nursery Nursing and have been working with children who have learning, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties for many years. I have experience working with a wide range of children’s needs and am able to communicate with children & adults who use British Sign Language as their preferred language. My main working life has been spent as a Community Nursery Nurse for the NHS & in various specialist Teaching Assistant roles within the Education sector.
My play and creative arts therapy work includes private practice & with Pathways Counselling. I also work part time as a Primary Mentor with the Looked After Children Education Service where I use play therapy as part of my work with primary age children.
I have been able to see how play and creative arts therapy has helped children and adolescents deal with some of the more traumatic and difficult aspects that have affected their young lives.