I was interested in politics and sociology as a young adult - the impact of society on individual identity. I lost my father suddenly when about to go to University and both have shaped my choice of career - first as a Social Worker and then as a counsellor, as I am familiar with the unpredictable and interested in growth and resilience.
It enables a wider range of resources to be available that I can tailor for each person I work with. It helps me to maximise my effectiveness with a range of people.
I am curious about other people's stories and experiences. My approach is to notice what I see and hear and to offer my reactions in the moment to see if there is any similarity with other significant relationships? I summarise and reflect back what I hear to make sure I understand and I offer an alternative perspective. I encourage resilience and existing sources of support. I work with other therapists, both human and equine in group sessions.
I became a Practice Educator in 2019 for trainee Social Workers - I enjoy supporting others to be ethical and work to high standards. I qualified as an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist in 2019 - bringing together my love of horses and my wish to help others. Setting up my own Private Therapy Practice has been a personal goal and one I am proud to have achieved.