I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Counselling validated by the University of Gloucestershire and a post-qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents.
I have a Certificate of Proficiency with the BACP and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP (Reg)) and CCYP (Counselling Children and Young People). I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS (Accred)).
I regularly attend CPD courses, receive monthly supervision for both my voluntary and private client work and I am fully insured for private practice.
I have experience of working with a wide range of clients (children, adolescents and adults) with problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and loss, spiritual issues, the impact of trauma or abuse, low self-esteem, self-harm, relationship difficulties and marital breakdown.
I have been counselling adults and young people in private practice since 2015 and started volunteer counselling with adults in a large Bristol counselling agency since January 2013. I have been the school counsellor at a Bristol post 16 centre since June 2015 and since September 2017 have been working as part of a counselling team in a private school in Bath working with children and young people.©
I am currently part of the Network training team at this agency delivering Introductory counselling courses and facilitating skills workshops.
Level 7 Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, June 2016 (ABC Awards)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency July 2015
Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling, February 2015 (University of Gloucestershire: Network Training)
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling, September 2012 (University of Gloucestershire; Network Training)
Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Secondary Modern Languages,July 1991 (University of Bristol)
BA (Hons) in Modern Languages, June 1990 (University of Bristol)
CPD- Recent Training
- Network Training
- Understanding Bullying
- Autism awareness training
- Working with suicidal ideation in clients
- PODS training (Positive outcomes for dissociative survivors)
- DID- the essentials
- Network Training
- Conversations about sex and sexuality in the counselling room
- Defining the therapeutic task
- The relational turn
- PODS training
- Working with self-harm and suicidal ideation in clients
- Willows Training
- Overcoming stress and anxiety