Qualifications and Experience
I have a Masters degree in Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy from The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham which was awarded by the University of Birmingham (2008). I have completed the following additional training:
- Assessment for Psychotherapy (2007)
- BACP Ethics and Complaints (2007)
- Psychotherapy of Giving Gifts (2007)
- BACP conference (2008)
- Anger, Rage and Relationship (2009)
- Person-Centred Couple Counselling (2009)
- Somatic Trauma Therapy (2010)
- Counselling and the Autistic Spectrum (2011)
- Exploring the Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life (2011)
- Working with Suicidal Clients (2012)
- Counselling and Asperger's Syndrome (2012)
- Gestalt Therapy with Personality Disorders (2013)
- Theory and Practice of EMDR Part 1 (2013)
- Theory and Practice of EMDR Parts 2 & 3 (2014)
- Mindfulness-Based Practice (2014)
- The National Autistic Society's Professional Conference (2015)
- BACP Webcast: Children and Young People Conference (2016)
- Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation (2016)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2017)
- The National Autistic Society Professional Conference (2018)
My clinical experience includes working with adults of all ages in a variety of organisational settings, including a GP's surgery, employee counselling service, the voluntary sector, insurance companies and a primary care psychotherapy and counselling service provider for the NHS.
Issues I have worked with include depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement, childhood abuse, work-related stress, divorce, and personal development.
I have a particular interest in working with adults with a recent diagnosis of autism whether that be "formal" or self identified, and their families.
I have experience working with trainee counsellors and psychotherapists studying at diploma, Bachelors and Masters degree level.