About me

My career started in the 70’s working with children , parents and families in Social Work, and progressed in to work in the Court arena with  both offenders and separating families in conflict. In  2002 I started working  for Relate  and trained as a Relationship Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist. I have been running a private practice since 2007 and now  work exclusively in that practice in West Dorset , Devon and Somerset. Clients come from a wide geographical area including  Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth , Yeovil, Sherborne Shaftesbury and many of the surrounding villages .

My approach is eclectic with a leaning towards Behaviourism which is about behaviour change. I also use Solution Focussed work and Brief Therapy techniques. These approaches enable clients to learn new skills of interaction with their partner and family and it  is a very effective way to improve communication and understanding. I aim to offer clients a very sensitive supportive approach focussing on self determination and the opportunity for personal growth.

Qualifications

Diploma in Social Work and CQSW University of Leicester 1978.

Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling 2005.

Relate Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy 2007.

Certificate in Life Coaching. NCFE 2006

Group Skills Theory and Practise for Trainers.. NOCN  2010

Professional Membership

Accredited COSRT

BACP