Training, Qualifications & Experience

my experienceI qualified in 2004, and have a Diploma level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling.

Since qualifying I have been privileged to work with many adults and children from a variety of social, cultural andbacp ethnic background, facing a wide range of difficulties and challenges. These have included: loss and bereavement, relationship issues, abuse, self-harm, depression, chronic illness, anger and anxiety.

I have also worked as a counsellor for Family Matters, a charity which provides counselling for survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

While working for Family Matters I received training in art therapy using different types of art media. If appropriate I work creatively (e.g. drawing, painting, sand tray, letter writing) to aid emotional expression.

I have had experience working with school children 5-11 years old, offering one2one counselling sessions. This was for a charity organisation Theplace2be.

I have provided counselling for people training to be a counsellor. The focus of this work has been working with their personal issues and their development through personal counselling. I have undertaken work for insurers, offering one2one time limited sessions in the work place.

Key benefits of counselling at work:

1) Supporting staff wellbeing, including productivity and burnout.
2) Improving staff morale.
3) Can reduce staff sick leave and absenteeism.
4) Staff are likely to feel more valued.
5) Providing a safe and confidential place for staff to “offload”

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate to Introduction to Counselling
Sexual Abuse Awareness Training (SAbAT)
Advance Art Therapy
Enhanced CRB
Introduction to the Arts as a Therapeutic Process
Helping Children tell their stories
Childrens emotional wellbeing
Working with difference and diversity
BACP Proficiency test
BACP Registered member
CBT Diploma Training ( ON GOING )
Sibling Transference in the Adult Couple Relationships. ( The Tavistock Centre For Couple Relationships)

Registered with Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

Certificate of Completion
Understanding Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD
(ADHD Foundation) University of Derby

Certificate of Completion
Domestic Abuse (CPD certified)

Certificate of Completion
Bridging the dementia divide, supporting people living with dementia.

Areas of counselling I deal with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
  • Bullying
  • Child related issues
  • Compulsive hoarding
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Postnatal depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Self harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress