I am a senior accredited Practitioner with twenty years unbroken practice working with children, adolescents and adults in education from Primary School through to University. I also worked for ten years in the NHS and for twenty years in private practice. I am relationally trained and my fundamental belief is that therapeutic change comes about through the systematic use of the therapeutic relationship. My key task is to create an empowering alliance with the client by communicating the attitudes and skills of the person-centred approach.
Currently, I work therapeutically with children and adults in a number of different settings, so I have experience of counselling clients from a range of backgrounds presenting with a diverse range of clinical issues working to both short term and long term clinical contracts.
I work from the premise that supervision is driven by a twofold purpose: to ensure the welfare and safety of the client and to help support and develop the work of the counsellor. I am an experienced supervisor of trainees, qualified counsellors and groups. I have been in practice as a supervisor since 2011. I am relationally-trained and my fundamental belief is that therapeutic change comes about through the systematic use of the therapeutic relationship. My key task is to create an empowering alliance with the client by communicating the attitudes and skills of the person-centred approach. My supervision practice is also relational. By creating a climate of warmth, trust, genuineness and respect, my attention and energy are firmly focused on the supervisory relationship since its quality determines overall effectiveness. A culture of openness to learning and personal re-evaluation goes with the supervisee as they make the journey from trainee to experienced practitioner. Supervision has been central to the development of my own style and way of working. My intention is to provide an interpersonally focused relationship that facilitates the development of therapeutic competence whilst containing and holding the client work in a therapeutic triad. This enables the supervisee to fully attend to client need. By encouraging supervisees to be aware of their internal processes, to monitor emotional responses and experiences within their work, I attempt to increase awareness of who the supervisee may be to the client. I encourage the supervisee to notice what they experience in the relationship and consider if this experience relates to their own unresolved conflicts or if it is their response to the client playing out old patterns of relating.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- 2019 Certificate in Working with Couples
- 2011 Diploma in the Practice of Supervision
- 2009 Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies
- 1999 BSC (Hons) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
- 1998 Transactional Analysis 101 (Certificate)
- 1995 AEB Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am a senior accredited counsellor with twenty years unbroken practice with children adolescents and adults in education from Primary School to University. I have also worked in the NHS and in private practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£50 per session.
I can offer telephone and ‘Skype’ sessions in conjunction with, or instead of, face-to-face sessions if this is more convenient.