From the youngest age I can remember paying attention to the conversations and stories around me, caught up like most us in the hypnotic power of words. I was working in Telecommunications when a friend asked me if I had considered training as a counsellor, as she observed me listening to what was going on around me. That suggestion changed my life. I later trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor and worked with an addiction team for 15 years.

In my years as a counsellor I have been struck by the power and simplicity of listening to build relationships. This is what it is all about. This is where the rubber hits the road for me again and again. I am excited about the possibilities that are always emergent at the edge of every conversation. We dream the future into being by our words.

I want to introduce the power of listening as far and as wide as I can. I experience this as the fertile soil that generates an abundance of ideas and possibilities.

I am an accredited member of BACP, which means that my professional counselling practice has been approved by BACP.

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