Experience

NHS – 8 years as a counsellor in a GP/medical centre.  

NHS – 2 years East Staffs PCT – therapeutic smoking cessation.

EAP associate (14 years) I have worked with 6 EAPs serving clients such as British Rail,  Councils, NHS, Royal Mail, Police & BTP, Prison Service, Probation Service, Ambulance service etc. I also have provided ‘Professional Support’ services and debriefing work for some of these organisations.

18 years Private Practice – I take referrals from the general public, occu health departments, charities & contacting organisations eg. Staffs Fire & Rescue (past).

Other counselling settings – Sexual Abuse and Rape Advice Centre (Burton), Alcohol & Drug Services in Staffordshire (Burton), Pathway Domestic Abuse (Lichfield), Prison Service Bereavement, Cornerstone Housing Charity (the homeless) & Phoenix Counselling Service (general counselling).   

Qualifications

MBACP (Sen. Accred.) – BACP Senior Accreditation (2012)

MBACP (Accred.) – BACP Accreditation (2005)

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic) (2002)

B.A. (Honours) Applied Social Science (main subject Psychology) 1987

Certificate in Solution Focused Practice (2017)

BPS Approved Certificate in 3rd Wave CBT (2019)

Certificate in Alcohol & Substance Misuse Counselling (2002)

Primary Certificate in Critical Incident & Post Trauma Management (2006)

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* ‘How to do counselling online: A coronavirus primer course’ – via BACP & Open University (June 2020)

* BUPA recognised

* ANXIETY UK Approved Therapist (Giving therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner organisations)

* Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Member

* Associate Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)


Additional Training

It is a requirement for all BACP therapists to continually develop their knowledge. A small portion of the courses/seminars attended since qualification are listed here:

Sexual abuse & domestic violence (SARAC), Understanding Bereavement (Cruse), Managing Anger and Conflict (EPB), Effective Brief Therapy for Depression (Mindfields), Developing Assertiveness & Self Confidence (EPB), Self Harm, Anxiety and Depression (J Briscoe). TRAUMA – Working with Trauma & Sexuality in the Consulting Room (BASRT), Living with Dissociation, Trauma and the Body, Relational Trauma, Recovery & Clinical practice (PODS 1-5), Understanding & Working with Dissociation (Foundation Course with the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation and FPP), Fast Trauma & Phobia Cure (HG) REWIND etc…