I am a Gestalt Counsellor and started seeing clients from 2013. This was through placements at Hampshire charities No Limits (young people) and Cruse (bereavement). From 2017 to 2019 I set up and ran a counselling service with London charity Positive21 (HIV). I am co-author of "Strengh to Talk" which is dedicated to mens mental health with all proceeds going to the charity Mind.
In the past I have worked with LGBT young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and neglect as a project worker. A career highlight was being able to improve understanding of the risks that LGBT young people face to other mental health professionals at Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) County Forum in 2014.
We help the general public, individuals and comissioners make better, more informed choices about the provision of counselling, and continue to raise the ethical and professional standards of the profession.