Full time Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice, trainer, writer, mum, wife, friend, daughter, sister, nanny.
My MSc research taught me about the value of Self Care, and its absolute necessity as a concept when we're caring for and supporting others.
I bring my research and a range of front line and management experience in counselling, domestic abuse services, and family services.
Graduate of the Self Care school of experience; as in I didn’t do it, and paid the price with my health.
I originally trained as a social worker and have over a decade’s experience in frontline and management supporting women experiencing domestic abuse, addictions, and trauma, in custody and the community, and currently running a regional complex needs service for a charity.
Previously an expert in not practising what I preached and neglecting my own wellbeing.
Having suffered with Ulcerated Colitis for over 20 years and the resultant life changing surgery, it finally dawned on me that Selfcare was going to be essential for my recovery and wellbeing.
I realised that only I could take responsibility for my health, that I was in control, and now I want to pass on the message and help others to design and manage their SelfCare. For over 30 years I have, and still do, work in business, primarily in finance and management.
I now have a raw passion for all things SelfCare, enjoying life and achieving a healthy work life balance.
Like my Co-Founders I don’t always get it right, but that’s the challenge, evolving and learning and now in my role at SelfCare Psychology, passing it on!