I have a Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling and a Certificate in Couples and Family Counselling. I am also a graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy training under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at The Couples Institute.
For nearly 10 years, I was part of a team, with other counsellors and two Clinical Psychologists, in a challenging and busy cross cultural practice abroad. I have been in private practice in the UK for over four years and am currently based at The Practice Rooms, Exeter.
I love learning and am committed to my professional development, regularly taking different courses each year. I also value learning through interacting with others, following up on anything that challenges me and sharing it with the people I work with. I believe it’s important to take care of my own emotional, physical and spiritual health in order to be my best for my clients.
My personal journey:
I have been with my husband and partner for more than 40 years. It has been the most delightful and riskiest training ground of my life. After the early years, when life revolved around our young children I took stock of my life. I discovered that one of my most valuable assets is my natural curiosity. This curiosity has turned me into a life-long learner, to ask questions about the more meaningful issues of life and to find a solution to whatever I face. In this way I began to build my own tried and tested toolkit.
I’ve applied this curiosity to all my relationships, looking for new perspectives and solutions to any challenge that has threatened their health and vitality. I’ve worked cross culturally, and with people from varied belief systems, and have learnt so much from the people I’ve met. In the process I’ve learnt to think outside the box, to let go of the outcome and to be more creative about finding solutions. This has been an incredibly valuable aspect of my own personal journey and one that I’ve been able to share to enhance my work with others.
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