Why work with me?

Moments of Muddle - We all have them.


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I work in private practice and have a mixed caseload. I offer brief and longer term relational therapy to adults from teens to beyond retirement to:

  • Re-frame their experiences
  • Make their own choices
  • Express their true feelings
  • Gain a fresh perspective on life
  • Develop self worth and confidence
  • To live their life more fully

It is natural to wish to make sense of our experience when life gets difficult.

  • Loved one – a relationship, someone close or secret? Divorced? Separated?
  • Job – redundancy, redeployment, new territory, new home, new responsibilities, new boss?
  • Identity or Status – caring, empty nest, downsizing, money worries, retired?
  • Health or Independence – aging, illness, disability, sudden change

Becoming a Useful Woman to Know


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From a very uncertain start in life a good education enabled me to work in a number of industries, public and private sectors, finance, sales and travel. Nothing really captured my attention until the silver lining of redundancy in the year 2000 resulted in taking a careers questionnaire highlighting psychotherapy as a career path. My work with Carers began in 2001. With a lifetime’s experience managing the maze of health care systems I related to the many moments of muddle clients shared.

By 2006 personal experience had shaped my interests and I found myself working with people dealing with life limiting illness, long term health conditions and carers. I have played my part in caring for an elderly person with dementia and know the limitation of services available. I also experienced a shocking and sudden death of someone close. I learned about my own resources and of those around me becoming, as some say, A Useful Woman to Know…

I have learned to accept compliments and to venture out of my ‘comfort zone’ to try new things and a whole new world now awaits me.

My experience


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Working with Carers enabled me to make sense of so many of my own experiences, making adjustments to life events, fluctuating health and ever changing support services. I listened to their stories full of learning to live with their loved one in a new way, often relationships changed forever.

Qualified in 2011, having been delayed by life events, in 2012 I began my private practice – Moments of Muddle, because life just doesn’t always make sense.

During 2012/3 I trained in Advocacy and Mindfulness. I have learned good self care, for me, is fundamental to caring and maintaining a balanced, healthy life.

2014-18 I coordinated a BACP Private Practice Regional Network. A great boost to my local professional contacts. In 2016 I gained a Certificate in Supervision. In 2018 I reacquainted myself with Cruse Bereavement Care, as a Supervisor. (Initially I’d trained with them in 2003.)

I adhere to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) Ethical Framework for The Counselling Professions. I am committed to a program of continuing professional development, including regular meetings with a supervisor to monitor my practice. I have professional indemnity insurance and am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, (ICO).

It worked. I slept in until 8 o’clock! Thank you so much.
Client
You make considered and constructive comments.
Supervisee