CPCAB Combined Cert in Counselling Skills & Theory 1997
CPCAB Advanced Cert in Therapeutic Counselling 1997
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 1999
BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practise (Metanoia/Middlesex University) 2010
EMDR Therapist – Parts 1-4 Completed 2013
I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I am also UKRCP Registered, my registration number is 019453.
You can verify my qualifications by going to www.bacpregister.org.uk
My Therapeutic Approach and Experience
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years and I find my work to be both challenging and rewarding. I work with the Gestalt method of counselling, which is a creative and experiential approach.
Gestalt addresses the individual’s experience in the present moment and aims to help each client achieve wholeness by integrating the emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual aspects of self through the development of awareness. This method encourages a sense of inner peace and wholeness.
I have also been fully qualified in the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Trauma treatment.
I worked for Dorset Mind for 10 years as a group facilitator supporting people with Agoraphobia, panic attacks, OCD and other related anxiety states.
I have been practising as a counsellor for over 15 years and have a variety of experience, specialising in anxiety and trauma-based work.
I have a background in Management Training and Consulting and I worked for several years in the Corporate environment. I decided to retrain as a Psychotherapist as I wanted to work with people on a deeper and more meaningful level.