I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I work part-time at Relate Avon and have a private practice in Clifton, Bristol where I work exclusively with couples.
My previous career was in education and training. I taught English as a foreign language (TEFL) for many years to adult students in Cairo, Paris and London. After that, I became a TEFL teacher-trainer and textbook writer.
I was a Samaritans volunteer for 6 years in North London. I also ran training and development sessions and courses for Samaritans volunteers.
I have always been drawn to working with people in ways that depend on understanding and empathy. That, coupled with a fascination for understanding the dynamics of relationships, has drawn me naturally towards the work I have been involved with and my role now as a couples counsellor.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework.