My first career was in education management and human resources. In my thirties I began training as a counsellor, and I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for the past eighteen years.
I am BACP Accredited, which means I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience that has been approved by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (not every BACP member is accredited: go to http://www.bacp.co.uk/ for more information).
I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and am registered as a Psychotherapist with the UKCP (see useful links).
I have considerable experience of working with a range of issues, including:
• anger management
• domestic abuse
• eating disorders
• loss and bereavement
• low self-esteem
• relationship difficulties
• work-related stress
In addition to working in private practice for eighteen years I have also worked in various organisations including a GP surgery, a Sixth Form College, a number of Employee Assistance Programmes, and a Project for Young Carers. I currently work with a local hospice.
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2001)
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (2002)
Diploma in Counselling (2006)
BACP Accredited Counsellor (2010)
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (2019)
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (2019)
Additional workshops attended
I have attended additional workshops in bereavement; vicarious trauma; shame; living with bipolar disorder; domestic abuse; eating disorders; drug and alcohol addiction; sudden and unexpected loss; running therapeutic groups; autism and mental health; creativity; and living with psychosis. I am currently training to be a supervisor of counsellors and psychotherapists.
MBACP (Accred.) – Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Full Clinical Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy