Relevant Qualifications and Experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- PG Dip Psych (WPF); (Qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist)
A note about the WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation). Based at London Bridge, this is recognized as one of the leading training institutions with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence. www.wpf.org.uk
I have over 16 years clinical experience within my private practice and other organisations.
I began with the National Childbirth Trust where I worked as a volunteer with new-parents-to-be in antenatal classes, subsequently extending this role to provide post-natal support.
I later trained to become a counsellor and then worked for a bereavement agency with families who had suffered loss, and for a counselling service in an NHS Trust, working with mental health issues including depression. I have also worked with individuals who have been affected by suicide or sudden death.
I have worked a great deal with work-related problems and have been able to draw on my original background in the commercial world where I have experience as a Manager within the publishing industry.
I regard ongoing training as essential to my personal and professional development so I regularly attend workshops and training sessions to keep myself up-to-date with current trends and thinking in counselling and psychotherapy.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As an Individual Member of BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.
I am a member of the FPC which is the graduate body of the Wpf.
I am registered and accredited with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)