I am a qualified Humanistic Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Relationship Therapist.
As a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to a strict code of ethics ensuring good practise and I am therefore subject to their professional conduct procedure.
I trained on a BACP accredited course. This course included Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt models of counselling. I also have an Oxford College qualification in Couple Counselling.
I have several years’ experience working as a therapist with various agencies and establishments. These range from a Relationship Counselling agency, University, a detention centre, bereavement agency as well as running my own practice.
This has given me experience on a broad range of issues and although I specialise in Relationships, have worked extensively with student issues, loss, anxiety and stress.
I have experience working with the elderly, detainees as well as working for several years with a bereavement agency. I run my private practice from two locations.
I am a relationship counsellor for an Independent Relationship Counselling Organisation which involves helping couples to move forward to a healthier place. This may include looking at communication, trust or dissatisfaction within the relationship in order to find a resolution.
Qualifications and Training
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from a BACP accredited course.
Diploma in Relationships and Couples Counselling – Oxford College
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma
I have Certificates for training in the following :
- Sudden and Traumatic Death
- The effects of Suicide
- Bereavement, Homelessness and Addiction
- Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection
- A child’s grief
- Cruse Bereavement Care training course
- Mental Health First Aid
- Working with Trauma
- Certificate on Data Protection Training (GDPR)
I hold a current DBS (Home office Disclosure and Barring Service’s criminal records enhanced Disclosure). This used to be known as a CRB.