I am a Registered Counsellor and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Up until December 2018, I was running my Private Practice based in Ealing, W5 and London, W1K and working as an Affiliate Counsellor on an Employee Assistance Programme and for a Private Health Provider as well as taking on my own private clients. Since 1st January 2019, I took a big plunge and decided to no longer offer one-to-one counselling and to focus on my role as a Creative Workshop Facilitator and to write a book called ‘Flowers Within including Flowers Within™ Meditations and Inspiration’.
In the past, I worked in various settings such as in a bereavement agency, a hospice, a mental health charity, a primary school and a counselling service for young people.
After graduating with a diploma in Counselling, I studied for a certificate and later a diploma in Person-Centred Art Therapy (P-CATS). I had a strong belief that, while working creatively with art materials was not for everyone, it made a difference in the therapeutic process.
Whenever I experienced a personal crisis I turned to personal therapy and complementary therapy for support. This was an opportunity to work on parts of myself that needed healing. Art also played an important role to help me express what was going on inside of me.
Learning never ends and as part of my continuous professional development, I qualified with a professional certificate in sex addiction and a certificate in the foundation for infant loss accredited provider training. This enabled me to come to terms with my past traumas and difficulties in life.