About Me

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy training, qualifications and experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I work within their ethical guidelines.

  • First Class Honours Degree in Reflective Therapeutic Practice.
  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, University of Derby, Buxton.
  • Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Derby, Buxton.
  • Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts, University of Derby, Buxton
  • Emotional freedom Technique (EFT) level 1 & 2
  • Certificate in Education and Training

CPD Courses attended

  • North East TA conference 2019 : sex and sexuality, self and relating.
  • Protecting Vulnerable adults
  • Child Protection
  • Teaching Grounding Techniques
  • Therapeutic Play awareness
  • Exploring suicide and self harm in Young people
  • Helping children cope with grief and loss
  • Introduction to play within therapy
  • Meeting at a busy intersection – shattered hopes and dreams
  • Working with and understanding the power of your dreams
  • Understanding self harm
  • Complicated Grief
  • Children and young people with Special Educational Needs, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders – supporting them through grief
  • Therapeutic sand tray workshop
  • Therapeutic outdoor adventure for young people

Workshops and Training I have provided

  • We need to talk about sex
  • Trauma and Dissociation
  • Understanding emotional abuse
  • Healing the wounded inner child
  • Living with a partner who has died
  • How children grieve
  • Working with complicated grief

As well as my private practice, I have worked in a variety of settings. Much of my work has been with adults and children in hospice settings, which I still do to date. Since 2011 I have provided 1 to 1 counselling to adults and young people in the bereavement and palliative care services, and those related to persons with life limiting illnesses. Alongside this I have experience of facilitating therapeutic group work and writing and delivering training workshops as half of the Heal and Learn Foundation.

Additionally, I was a volunteer counsellor for a young persons charity based in Cheshire. I also acted as a mentor, benefitting small groups of young people in secondary schools through the use of creative media.

My experience also includes fulfilling the delivery of a successful new 8 month project, providing counselling for 5 – 18 year old in Staffordshire. This project went on to successful renewal and expansion.

I am fully insured and have Enhanced DBS certificate