With a background in health education, social work and teaching, I began my training as a counsellor in 1992, completing a Masters degree in psychodynamic counselling at Reading university. My ongoing professional development over the last 20 years has included training in a range of counselling approaches and a Masters degree qualification in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre in London. I have also completed specialist trainings in relationship and couple therapy with Relate and Creative Couplework, and I have attended training in Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy (ongoing). In recent years, I have become increasingly interested in research developments from the field of neuroscience and in Mindfulness based approaches and have attended training courses at Bangor and Oxford universities and with Enter Mindfulness. I continue to work to extend my awareness and understanding of the benefits these developments can bring to the therapeutic process.
Qualifications & registration:
- BACP senior accredited
- UKCP registered
- Diploma/MA Psychodynamic Counselling
- Advanced diploma/MA Integrative Psychotherapy
- Relate Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling
- Diploma in Creative Couplework
- Diploma in Professional Supervision
- Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning sector (DTLLS)
- Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy
- Approaches to working with couples with Terence Real
- Mindfulness Based Approaches
I have a wide range of experience gained in a variety of settings including a GP practice, higher education, community counselling services and a therapeutic community in the NHS. I have also worked as a tutor on a Counselling training course.
My work has involved working with individuals, couples and groups with a wide range of issues including the following:
- Relationship issues
- Family issues
- Anxiety & depression
- Low self-esteem
- Loss and bereavement
- Life transitions
- Personal development
- Work related issues
I currently work with individuals, couples in private practice. I also run ‘Mindfulness for Wellbeing’ group programmes in the local community.