Well done for taking the first step! I am a professional fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor and have worked in theaputic settings for over 15 years. I believe that everyone deserves a non judgemental safe space to open up about their inner feelings without fear. I do not believe that 'one size fits all' and have a toolbox of experience and training that can help us work together. My work is client led and I will support you in whatever you bring to our sessions. I am happy to work over Zoom, Skype etc at this time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently studying for a MA in Jungian and post Jungian psychology and have a BSc (Hons) in Social science as well as an advanced diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. Having worked in a secure environment for many years with teenagers and adults who have been both survivors and perpetrators of all kinds of trauma as well as addiction and abuse I am trained and experienced in many approaches. I have also worked with Children in a school setting who have had difficulty making the transition from primary to secondary school and are presenting with challenging behaviour
I am trained in auricular acupuncture and deliver an acupuncture group on a regular basis for craving relief and relaxation.
Nov 13 APPROPRIATE ADULT TRAINING
Feb 12 LIFE COACHING CERTIFICATE – LCR
Sept 11 WORKING WITH ANGER – PAC
Sept 10 CRI PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Feb 10 NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIVING FOR PEOPLE WHO MISUSE SUBSTANCES – HOME OFFICE
Oct 09 PEER AUDIT - CRI 1 DAY
Sept 09 BOUNDARIES FOR MANAGERS - CRI 1 DAY
Aug 09 SAFEGUARDING
Oct 08 ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS CERTIFICATE IN SUBSTANCE MISUSE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE 3
Sept 08 ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS CERTIFICATE IN SUBSTANCE MISUSE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE 1
Aug 08 COGNATIVE BEHAVOURAL THERAPY AND POST TRAUMATIC STRESS – SMART UK
June 08 WORKING WITH CHALLENGING AND COMPLEX CASES - MINDFIELDS
Aug 08 DEBT MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR PEOPLE ON LOW INCOME – SHELTER
May 08 DUAL DIAGNOSIS AND JOINT CARE PLANNING – PCT
Sept 07 TRAUMA AND PHOBIA CURES - MINDFIELDS
May 07 COCOA CRACK COCAIN TRAIN THE TRAINERS - COCOA
March 07 EMPLOYEE RELATIONS - CRI
March 07 SUPERVISING STAFF WHO USE MI – DIRECTORATE OF HIGH SECURITY
Jan 07 ESSENTIAL BRIEF THERAPY SKILLS - MINDFIELDS
Jan 07 WORKING WITH FAMILIES OF PEOPLE WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE ISSUES - ADFAM
Sept 06 COMPLEX HOUSING NEEDS FOR THOSE LEAVING PRISON - SHELTER
July 06 HOUSING AID AND ADVICE , ADVANCED - SHELTER
June 06 HOUSING AID AND ADVICE, INTERMEDIATE - SHELTER
June 06 SUPERVISION AND APPRAISAL FOR MANAGERS - CRI
June 06 TRAIN THE TRAINERS - CRI
May 06 MI TRAINING – DIRECTORATE OF HIGH SECURITY
May 06 RISK MANAGEMENT OF SEX AND VIOLENT OFFENDERS IN THE COMMUNITY – GREENWICH COUNCIL
April 06 SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN – GREENWICH COUNCIL
Feb 06 AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE - SMART UK
March 05 CRACK AND COCAINR TRAINING - COCA
June 04 WORKING WITH ADULTS THAT WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED AS CHILDREN AND ADRESSING SUBSTANCE MISUSE ISSUES – INDEPENDENT TRAINERS –
Feb 04 GROUPWORK - ADAPT
June 03 TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS - VICTORIA CS
Dec 03 RELAPSE PREVENTION - ADAPT
Nov 03 BASIC ADDICTION COUNSELLING –
UP TO DATE PRISON TRAINING – CONTROL AND RESTRAINT (BREAKAWAY)
ANTI – BULLYING
HEALTH AND SAFETY
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
My normal hours are 10.00 - 18.00 however, I am happy to accommodate evening and weekend appointments by mutual agreement
I would like to make counselling as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.