About Me


I am a BACP registered Counsellor.  I trained at Peter Symonds College in Winchester, and graduated from Winchester and Middlesex Universities with a

BACP accredited Foundation degree in Humanistic Counselling, passing with distinction. 


I am committed to on-going Professional Development and I follow the guidelines of the Ethical Framework for Good Practice of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and am subject to its complaints procedure.


As a counsellor I have over 3 years experience with young people as well as adults.  I am able to empathise with people and I am a good attentive listener, with the ability to support others while they change, grow or work through a time of crisis.  I am an enthusiastic, clear, honest and open communicator with an optimistic outlook and commitment to meeting the needs of individual students and colleagues.


An extremely experienced sailor with full RYA qualifications to Offshore Ocean Yachtmaster and a Offshore Yachtmaster Instructor with over 10 years experience. I have gained experience in people development, team building and sailing instruction, which incorporated summer holiday coaching for 11 – 18 year olds.  I am a sympathetic and enthusiastic instructor with a particular interest in the use of sailing as a vehicle for developing and building team and personal skills.


I understand the complexity of the dynamics between people within a team, and am able to motivate performance and give emphasis to the sharing of information and pooling of resources.  I am a confident hands-on organiser who thrives and enjoys challenges, while being adaptable to new ways of thinking and working.  I have a proven ability to communicate in a professional, confident and friendly manner with clients and work peers. I have a positive, trustworthy and vibrant personality.


During my time in London as a Personal Assistant and Events Manager: I always determine a professional approach, with confidence and a mature manner. I have a positive, trustworthy and vibrant personality.  I manage conflicting demands and constantly changing circumstances.


A highly motivated and experienced administrator with a proven record of organising individual and corporate events.  Fully conversant with the major computer programmes in use today.  Can demonstrate excellent judgement in dealing with clients and high pressure situations and identifies suitable solutions when necessary.


Member of the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP), Hampshire Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (HACP) and Institute of Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA);


* I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice, (further information can be seen and downloaded at www.bacp.co.uk;

* Fully insured through the Towergate Insurance;

* Gold Membership of the Royal Yachting Association;

* Member  of Royal Air Force Yacht Club ( RAFYC);

* Current CRB check.