I have worked in various jobs, including customer service, care work and more recently in human resources, and so have a long-standing interest in relationships and communication. I have worked or volunteered in organisations of all sizes from the global financial sector to small charities. I have experienced the challenges of moving to and adjusting to different countries, currently living in Italy.
I am particularly interested in how we can get comfort from the natural world and the outdoors, even in seemingly small ways. When working with clients, I like to pay attention to the very young – and sometimes scared – child who is still there inside all of us, and to think about how we can take that small child by the hand and bring them with us, rather than pushing them away.
I strongly believe that it is never too late – change is possible.
My training is in Transactional Analysis (TA), which follows the following key principles:
- People are OK
- Everyone has the capacity to think
- People decide their own destiny, and these decisions can be changed
I trained with Physis Training in Edinburgh, and hold a Diploma in Counselling using Transactional Analysis, accredited by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland). I have since undertaken training with Online Counselling Services & Training and hold a Diploma (Distinction) in Online Counselling Skills.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) and the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA).