I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), qualifying from the University of South Wales. As well as private practice, I work as a volunteer counsellor at Newport Mind and worked for two years at Knowle West Health Association in Bristol. I am also a volunteer listener with Bristol Samaritans where I’ve worked since 2008. My previous career was in universities in Birmingham and Reading, followed by a number of secondary schools in Bristol since 2002. Over this time I have always taken courses and workshops in personal development which I believe has been an essential part of becoming a counsellor as well as life experiences.