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Qualifications & My Experience

Experience

My Experience

I have worked in psychotherapy and education for over 20 years as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer for the NHS, within various counselling agencies, in schools and in private practice. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families and groups and, having also been a secondary school teacher and Head of Pastoral Care, I have extensive experience of all age groups.

I am also a published academic author.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Your mental and emotional wellbeing is precious so it is vital that you go to a fully trained and qualified therapist. My qualifications include:

• UKCP registered Psychotherapist
• MSc in Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
• Oxford graduate (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
• Certified Transactional Analyst (Metanoia Institute, Ealing)
• Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
• Advanced practitioner Couples Counselling training (Metanoia Institute)
• Cambridge post-graduate (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education)
• Enhanced DBS certificate
• Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Metanoia Institute)
• Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (European Association of Transactional Analysis)
• Designated Safeguarding Lead training
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Continuing Professional Development

I am committed to regular Continuing Professional Development and updating my professional knowledge and expertise. I have regular supervision of my psychotherapeutic work and attend regular workshops and conferences to deepen and broaden my knowledge. I have completed specialist post-qualification training in:

  • Working with couples and families
  • The link between the body and the emotions
  • Personality types
  • Change and grief
  • Relational processes
  • Working with dreams
  • Mental Health First Aid for youth
  • Onsite intervention work in the aftermath of a traumatic incident
  • PTSD

Specialist Areas

I have over 20 years of experience helping people with:

Depression
Stress
Loneliness
Life crises
Chronic illness
Infertility
Bullying
Retirement
Family problems
Low self-esteem
Trauma & PTSD
Anger issues
Confidence issues
Life transitions
Sexual abuse
Suicidal thoughts
Relationship issues
Anxiety & panic attacks
Mental & physical abuse
Loss, grief & bereavement

Contact me today

I offer an initial consultation, with no further obligation, to help you decide whether you think counselling with me will be helpful.

Contact Me
  • UKCP psychotherapy
  • professional standards authority
  • DBS Checked
  • Metanoia Institute