I am the owner of Realign Counselling and began my counselling career nearly 20 years ago after originally working as a Reiki and Karuna practitioner. I gained a diploma and a BA Hons degree in Person Centred Counselling and initially worked with adults via GP and Hospital referrals, within agencies and private psychiatric clinics, with people experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression.
In an effort to understand how problems develop and shape us as adults I began an MA in Play Therapy and developed a passion for the earliest years of life and parenting. Due to also working in various roles over the past 15 years in education, youth services and early years settings, I later transferred onto and gained an MA in Early Childhood Studies.
My counselling approach today has a strong Person Centred core but has been influenced by many great psychologists, psychotherapists, educationalists and motivational speakers over the years as well as Solution Focussed coaching, emotion-focussed therapy, CBT and Mindfulness techniques. This inspired me to create my own approach called 'positive alignment therapy' which focuses on enabling individuals to realign with their true self.
I now work as a counsellor with adults and adolescents in private practice. I also have a separate business as a CHAMPS Academy confidence and life skills coach for children and teens (ages 4 and up) Please click here to find out more about my coaching work with children and teens.