I am the owner and creator of Realign Counselling and began my counselling career nearly 20 years ago after originally working as a Reiki and Karuna master 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 in childhood and shape us as adults I began an MA in Play Therapy and developed a passion for working therapeutically with children. I later transferred onto and gained an MA in Early Childhood Studies, specialising in infant and child wellbeing and parenting. During my studies I also worked in various roles over 15 years in education, youth services and early years settings, most recently as the manager of a busy Sure Start Children's Centre supporting children, parents and families.
I now work in private practice as a counsellor with adults and adolescents, you can find out more about my counselling practice here