I have 26 years experience as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.
I have worked in private practice and in the public sector with clients and couples. Presenting issues include relationship and family problems, workplace difficulties, bullying, emotional management.
I have specialised training and experience of working with clients with alcohol and drug problems and family members. I also work in the wider addiction field with issues such as gambling, co-dependency and sex and love addiction. I also work with clients with eating disorders and family members.
I trained and worked for some years with clients with a chronic or terminal disability or illness, and family members.
I also supervise trainee counsellors, qualified practitioners - individual and group.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
1989 Certificate in Counselling Alcohol and Drug Abuse - GCC
1991 Accredited Volunteer Alcohol Counsellor - V.A.C.T.S
1996 Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Kingston College
1997 TA101 Certificate - Metanoia Institute
1998 Practice Teaching Award - CCETSW
1998 Certificate in Groupwork - Institute of Group Analysis
2001 MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute
2003 Diploma in Casework Supervision
2009 Master Practitioner Course in Eating Disorders and Obesity - National Centre for Eating Disorders
23 years working with clients in addiction and family members.
21 years general practice.
6 years working with clients with chronic or terminal illness and disability, and family members.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Sex / Love Addiction
Addiction - family members
Disability and Illness - Chronic and Terminal and Family members