Hello! I’m Stephanie
Throughout the course of my life, nothing has given me more joy than being helpful to others. Long before I became a child protection social worker, I found motivation in helping others in whatever ways I could. I worked with refugees applying for asylum, in development work in Africa, with prisoners supporting them before release, for the probation service with high risk offenders, as Pastoral Leader at an International School in Bangkok and I advocated for people with mental health issues. These experiences taught me the value of listening, of being compassionate and non judgemental and have led me to develop my counselling skills.
I am committed to the value of the fundamental uniqueness of every individual. All people, regardless of race, colour, age, nationality, gender identity (including transgender and non-binary status), religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, and political affiliation, will be treated with respect and dignity when participating in my services.
Continuing Professional Development
As a Registered American Counselling Association member, I have a requirement from my governing body to keep myself professionally up to date. To maintain a high quality of therapeutic work I also undergo regular Clinical Supervision where I talk about my client work and what I could improve upon. My supervisor is bound by the same ethical and professional code as me. Any client work I talk about in supervision is always anonymous and non-identifiable – it can be about how I am feeling, about getting a second opinion or about discussing a particular approach of therapy.
I also have personal therapy to learn more about myself so that I can be a better counsellor by being more fully present with you.
- MA in Counselling
- MSc Social Work (children and families)
- Trained in Person Centred Counselling, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certificate in Existential Therapy
- iPGCE (International Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
I Work With Adults, Children And Families
It is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life.
Child & Family Therapy
Are you struggling with a parenting issue, a problem that is affecting the whole family unit or do you have a child that needs some extra support?
Emotional and educational support for school aged children in the form of guidance lessons, child observations and support to teachers.