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About me

Having worked for over 30 years in the National Health Service, and the last 22 years specifically in a Mental Health environment providing psychological therapy, my private practice provides a Counselling and Psychotherapy service with a particular focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This involves both brief and long-term face-to-face therapy work.

The therapy offered has developed from many years of experience and training in a range of therapy skills and techniques; this enables clients to navigate their way through current reactive conditions in addition to historical and unresolved painful issues, and move towards the effective self-management of their life situation.

Common and enduring conditions including anxiety, depression, panic disorder, stress and work related issues, PTSD, bereavement, anger management, redundancy, OCD, current and historical issues of abuse, relationship and family issues, addictions, eating disorders, self-harm, long-term and medically unexplained conditions are addressed through therapy.

My face-to-face practice covers the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Birmingham, and is located in Bromsgrove, Worcs. I can also offer Telephone and online Counselling through Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp, and this has been accessed by people locally, nationally and internationally.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist has developed from my work within the private and public sector. This has included working with children, adults and couples'/family counselling. Clients for my private practice have self-referred or have been referred by medical practitioners and a range of statutory organisations and bodies.

For over 25 years I have been involved in the training of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Further and Higher Education; this included being a Programme Manager for FE Counselling Training Programmes. I also offer Clinical Supervision to Trainee and Qualified Counsellors - this has included the Supervision of School and College Counsellors; Medical Practitioners, Mental Health Practitioners and MacMillan Nurses.

Approved Health Care Provider for EAP.

BUPA Recognised Therapist

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (University of Birmingham)
Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling (IOC, Glasgow)
Diploma in Post-Traumatic Stress Counselling (RSA and Richmond College of Fellowship of Community Mental Health)
Certificate in Supervision (AQA)
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) - (Washington University, USA)
Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Acuity Training and Development)

Counselling experience has included 10 years of working within a General Hospital in the Norh-East of England; 8 years of working at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcs, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bromsgrove, Worcs, and Barnsley Hall Mental Health Hospital, Bromsgrove, Worcs.

In addition, I worked for 5 years in a prison in North Staffordshire; 10 years as a Trauma Counsellor with the National Meningitis Trust. I have also worked within NHS mental health services for 22 years as a Psychological Therapist and 25 years as a Private Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I was a Senior College Counsellor in FE for 5 years, and I have been an EAP Counsellor for 18 years. I was also involved in the provision of counselling and psychotherapy service to prison officers for 10 years.

Continuing Professional Development Training

Understanding Depression and Lifting it Without Drugs
Brief Therapy Strategies
Guided Imagery and Visualisation For Therapeutic Change
The Fast Trauma (PTSD) and Phobia Cure
Effective Anger Management in the Medical and Caring Professions
Solution Focused Outcome Orientated Training
Clinical Risk Assessment Management Training
Equality and Diversity Training
Safeguarding Adults
Safeguarding Children
Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Suicide Prevention Training
Dementia Awareness Training
Thinking Differently About Our Differences
Evidence Based Formulation in CBT
Clinical Supervision Training in HealthCare Settings
CBT For Panic Disorder
CBT For Eating Disorders: Practical Skills to Enhance Recovery
Creative Approaches to Working With Traumatised Refugees and Survivors of Torture Within Brief Therapy
CBT Interventions For Working With Long Term Conditions

Professional Membership

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Senior Accredited)                                                                                                                  Divisional Member: BACP Healthcare
Registered Member of the Professional Standards Authority
Member of the International Stress Management Association
Member of the Chartered College of Teachers

Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health
Fellow of the College of Teachers                                                                                                                                                          
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Examining Assessors
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

I hold professional indemnity insurance and have been DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - Enhanced Certificate) checked.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with people who are suffering from Long-Term or Medically Unexplained Conditions.

Diabetes.

Fees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • £55 for one-to-one counselling

  • £75 for relationship/family counselling

When I work

I am able to offer weekday and Saturday appointments. I offer online therapy through Skype, Zoom, Teams, WhatsAp and FaceTime.

Further information

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy provide opportunities to talk through reactions to current issues and difficulties and enable exploration of historically based and unresolved issues.

Counselling appointments begin within an Assessment, and each appointment lasts for one hour. The number of appointments is dependent upon the needs of the client, and is always within their control, as they are the expert on their own condition. The locus of work helps to confront and explore the issues which impact upon cognitive, emotional and behavioural reactions to life crises and traumas. In general terms, the model of approach is one of Brief Therapy with a Solution Focused emphasis. However, there is not a prescribed number of appointments as this will be dependent upon the needs and recovery of the client.

Catshill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

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