MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with 30 years experience.
I currently practice as an integrative psychotherapist with a background in both creative arts psychotherapy and counselling. I have worked for major well know professional organisations including Education, NSPCC and the NHS, alongside my private practice. I am also an experienced and fully qualified clinical supervisor.
In addition to my general counselling and psychotherapy qualifications, I hold the level 4 certificate in EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) I have experience of working with single incident trauma and PTSD from recent and past traumas, particularly from early life experience using this approach.
I am trained and experienced in using video and telephone counselling sessions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am currently working primarily on video
I am qualified to work with children and young people as well as adults and families. I have a current DBS certificate, up to date professional registrations and insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications showing most recent first
Compassion Focused Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Certificate in Behavioural Family Therapy
Level's 1,2,3 & 4 Practitioners Certificates in EMDR
Practitioners Certificate in Teaching Baby Massage
MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision
PGCE (Certificate in Education)
Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Play Therapy
Certificate in Art Therapy
Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy
Certificate in Health Education
Registered Nurse (RGN)
Additional Information and Experience:
In my early career as a therapist I worked for the NSPCC. I did so for 14 year before moving to live in Gloucestershire with my family. I then worked for a national Independent Fostering Agency for 2 years and now work as a psychotherapist within a specialist mental health team within the NHS. I also run a part-time private practice where I work with both young people and adults. I am an experienced and fully qualified clinical supervisor of both qualified and student therapist.
I am fully insured, an accredited practitioner with the BACP and have a current DBS certificate
I qualified in 2010 as an EMDR practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) to work with trauma/post traumatic stress disorder
I qualified to teach baby massage in 2010, this is of particular interest to me as it enhances bonding and attachment which is an area of expertise I have developed over 30 years having received high quality training from the leading experts in this field whilst working for both the NSPCC and the NHS. I now work with adult attachment and relationship issues both within the NHS and private practice, along with a wide range of related difficulties. I have a particular interest in early childhood attachment trauma and how this impacts upon adult attachment relationships.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
PTSD, bonding and attachment, post-natal depression and perinatal illness
Concessions offered for
Please contact me for fees which are kept affordable
Wednesday 11am to 6pm, Thursday 9:15am to 5:30pm and Friday 9.15am to 5pm