I became a counsellor because I once had counselling myself and it helped me turn my life around; I learned to have more control over my thoughts, become more positive.

I have previously worked as a counsellor in many organisations, including Rape Crisis, secondary schools, Relate and the NHS. Prior to that I worked in a large commercial bank but didn’t find it rewarding enough.

I love all of nature but my favourite type of tree is definitely the weeping willow. It reminds me of when we overcome adversity in our human lives.  They are strong and graceful but also adaptable and move with the wind.