Bachelor Arts: BA (Hons), Social Studies.
Post Graduate Diploma: PG DIP, Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy.
University Certificate Working therapeutically with children and adolescents.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Diploma
Certificate Working with sexual abuse
Certificate Working with couples
My week consists of seeing clients in private practice along with students at a local HE College and pupils at a primary school.
I also work as an affiliate counsellor for Employment Assistance Programmes (EAP’s).
My previous experience included working at a local Women’s Centre where I saw people with a variety of issues including Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Abuse.
I have volunteered for the local Multiple Sclerosis in a variety of roles, most recently, approximately 5 years I set up a counselling service for those affected by MS. This service is for people with MS themselves, their family, friends or carers.
As a member of the BACP I am required to keep my skills updated by attending extra training. My Continuing Professional Development (CPD) include of the following…
Mental Health Awareness
Child protection training
Sign language introduction
Elder abuse training
What is Mental Health
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Survivors of abuse
Multiple Sclerosis training
Domestic violence training
Solution Focused Brief therapy
Working with the inner child
Power of metaphor
Embodied relational therapy
Child protection and safeguarding
Domestic violence and children
Big boys don’t cry ( working with men)
Living with dissociation
CAF and LP training
Self harm ( 2)
Loss and bereavement in children
Working with children post abuse
Introduction to Shamanism
Anti natal and post natal mental health
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Domestic abuse (2)
Working with Disassociative Identity Disorder
Working with trauma
Suicide and Prevention
Diploma in Supervision
Death of a child
Child sexual exploitation
Working with sexual abuse
Working with couples
It’s the law isn’t it?
Trauma and Somatic Experiencing
Counselling in schools
Key differences between counselling adults and children//young people
Applying the law
Using the Bacp ethical fraqmework
Working with couples refresher
Working with miniatures
Helping children to tell their story
Plus others as it is very important for counsellors to keep their skills up to date.
Areas of counselling I deal with:
Child Related Issues
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)