I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor and Integrative Psychotherapist. That means I have training and experience in different kinds of therapy and theories to help individuals work through their difficulties. I am qualified and experienced in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Attachment Theory. I am also a Qualified Mental Heath Nurse, with nearly 20 years experience in the NHS.
Life can be really difficult and challenging and for many of us, things that happen throughout can cause pressure to build and patterns to form. Sometimes, this may be due to our experiences growing up and developing in our world and sometimes it's the things that happen to us as adults. Sometimes we might not have a clue why, or where the issues started! Counselling and therapy is an opportunity to explore all of this with somebody qualified and experienced, but most of all human!
Training, qualifications & experience
2018 - 2019: MSc Integrative Psychotherapy: Derby University. 2015 - 2017: Post Grad Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy: Derby University.
2015 – 2016: Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy: Derby University.
2011 – 2012: Postgrad Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Complex Care: University of Sussex.
2005 - 2006: BSc modules in Professional Education in Practice: Leicester De Montfort University.
2005 – 2006: Bsc module in The Reduction of Violence and Aggression: Leicester De Montfort.
2000-2003: Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, University of Nottingham.
- Registered Mental Health Nurse, practising since 2000.
- Experience as a Community Psychiatric Nurse.
- Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in secondary mental health service.
- Drug/alcohol Nurse.
- Person centred therapist for youth service.
- Sub contracted therapist for sexual violence and assault counselling service.
- Private therapist.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Weekends, some evenings.