A Bit About Me
"You can't stop the waves,
but you can learn to surf."
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
I'm a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist providing short- and long-term therapy from The Practice Rooms in central Norwich and from my home in Wymondham. I hold a masters degree in counselling as well as a postgraduate certificate in person-centred counselling skills, both from the University of East Anglia.
In addition to my private work with clients, I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at the University of East Anglia (UEA) Counselling Service and at the Norwich Centre. I have also served as a listening volunteer for Samaritans.
I have studied and explored spirituality throughout my life, and I practice meditation regularly. In 2003, I undertook a 10-day silent meditation retreat to learn Vipassana (or insight) meditation. My practice of ‘sitting’ has assisted my own exploration of emotions and bodily experiences through self-reflection, which I believe adds a quality of mindfulness to the therapy that I offer.
I love my work and consider it a privilege to help people on their journey. My respect and appreciation for counselling comes from my own experience as a client, trying to learn from the challenges life has thrown my way.
I look forward to sharing the power of this healing process with you.