About me

Hello and welcome to The Avenues Therapy Centre.
I’ve been established here in Wisbech a few years now and continue to expand my services and experience.
I offer counselling for many different issues but my passion and background is focused on trauma and abuse.
I have worked for many years in the Criminal Justice Sector, with both People on Probation, as well as those who have been victims of crime and abuse via Victim Support and the police. I am a qualified IDVA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor), with extensive experience in supporting survivors of domestic abuse, as well as childhood sexual abuse, sexual assaults, trauma and hate crimes.

If you have experienced any of these then please do contact me so that we can make a plan to work together, to help you to move forwards from that abuse. Recovery is possible.

I work from a pluralistic approach which means that I use different counselling approaches with my clients, tailoring your therapy to meet your changing needs at different stages in your therapy. There may be times when the person – centred approach is more appropriate, or CBT, or psychodynamic approaches. I will adapt my approach to suit you and your needs so that your therapy is the most helpful for you.

My relevant qualifications

2023 – Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice
2023 – Level 2 NCFE Mental Health Awareness
2022 – Choices counsellor training – Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
2022 – Level 3 Domestic Abuse Prevention and Early Prevention
2022 – Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
2021 – Level 3 Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills
2021 – Advanced Certificate in Life Coaching
2011 – Level 3 Diploma in Probation Practice
2010 – NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
2010 – NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
2007 – Diploma in Criminology and Social Policy

I am further specifically trained in:

– Safeguarding
– Sighted guiding
– Dementia awareness
– Illegal money lending
– Child exploitation
– PREVENT
– Virginity testing
– Self-neglect and hoarding

– Cyber security
– Gypsy and traveller
communities
– Trauma informed practice
– Police abuse of power
– Group facilitation
– Honour based abuse

– Technology abuse

– Male abuse
– LGBTQ+
– Disability awareness
– Hate crimes
– Sexual abuse
– Teenage relationships
– Mindfulness and meditation.

• I am DBS checked to enhanced level.

• Registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and National Hypnotherapy Society. Fully insured.