My original career was in art, design
and fashion. Following my child-rearing
years, I found myself searching for a
different kind of creative fulfilment. I
started training to work with children
but through a series of serendipitous
encounters, found myself following the
path of various counselling trainings.
Towards the end of the third year of
training in my first, person centred
diploma, my intuition, which I had
ignored until then in my great
enthusiasm for the subject, started
shouting to me that there was something
seriously wrong with the dynamic in this
otherwise exceptional course. I listened
to my inner voice and left the course at
the 11th hour with no diploma. I had
felt too unsafe. I learned subsequently
that I had been right to act as I did.
Eventually the tutor was struck off and
the course closed down.
led to a long search for a course which
I could be sure was "safe". I was very
happy to find this at Chichester
Counselling Services, where I
successfully completed a BACP accredited
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
I have had much post-qualifying
training, both privately and through
training provided by the Health and
Social Services during my career there.
I have practiced for almost 20 yrs,
using my training, my experience and my
intuition in equal parts. I continue to
learn from my clients.