My initial training was person-centred, but I subsequently trained and gained a diploma in psychodynamic counselling from Chichester Counselling Services - a Sussex BACP accredited course in a low-cost counselling organisation where I practised for the last two of the three qualifying years. On qualifying I moved to France where I have been practising as a telephone counsellor for English-speaking clients from anywhere in the world.

 My original post child-rearing career is in Social Work. I worked for three years with children and then moved into adults mental health, where I spent seven years based in a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health team with other Mental Health professionals. Here I gained valuable experience in identifying problems other than those safely helped by counselling alone. More recently I have worked as a hospital Social Worker and as a Telephone Helpdesk Advisor for Social Services where I have gained experience helping the elderly and those suffering from illness and loss. I also have some training and experience in On-line Counselling. 

During my time in France I have suffered much of the frustration, anxiety, loneliness and sadness experienced by many people living in a foreign country with a different culture, language, and way of doing things, away from children, family, friends and colleagues. I have undergone regular counselling in order to help maintain my energy and equilibrium.  

If you are feeling any of those things, are struggling to make decisions, are undergoing relationship difficulties or are looking to enjoy a quality of life that seems to elude you, despite living your “dream”, contact me to discuss whether counselling in a safe, secure and above all, confidential environment, by telephone, face-to-face, or even by e-mail, could help. I do not make a charge for our first session together.  

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