After graduating with a BSc in Psychology in 2003 I worked in a number of support roles in the third sector. In 2012 I completed a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and undertook two counselling placements at Swansea Young Single Homeless Project (SYSHP) and The Churches Counselling Service of Wales (CCSOW).
At SYSHP, I counselled clients aged 16-25 who were transitioning from social services care to independent living on a range of issues including substance misuse, family, self harm and suicidal thoughts. At the CCSOW, I counselled clients aged 18 and over on a range of issues such as generalised anxiety and chronic depression.
After completing my Diploma, I started working part-time as a private Counsellor in Swansea. I was also employed by a third sector organisation to support adults with substance misuse and serious mental health conditions using Solution Focused Therapy. Following a relocation to Bridgend in 2017, I started counselling on a weekly basis with Ty Elis Counselling Service in Porthcawl.
I have since returned to Swansea in 2021 and I am currently working with private clients, as well as clients who have private medical insurance and thpse accessing counselling through Employee Assistance Schemes.
Since becoming a qualified Counsellor I have continued to develop my specialist knowledge most recently undertaking training on working with neurodivergent clients, clients affected by trauma and working with adult children of narcissistic parents and clients whose partners present with these traits. I also have training in working with clients affected by grief.