I believe that individuals deserve acceptance and understanding and are capable of change. People create their own meaning, are the experts on themselves and have the potential to become self empowered through the counselling process.
I have a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and a PostGraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling. This approach to counselling focuses on the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship.
I have over 25 years experience of working as an integrative counsellor and have worked in many different and varied sectors, ranging from voluntary to private. This has enabled me to work with both long and short term counselling contracts dealing with a whole range of emotional and personal issues.
My experience over the years has included ongoing professional training and I continue to develop this within my counselling.
I have additional training in Alcohol & Drug Addiction, Conducting Critical Incident Debriefings, Post Traumatic Stress/Disorder, Group Work and Motivational Interviewing.
I am an Accredited EMDR Practitioner having trained with EMDRWorks. I am a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland (please click here for more information about the EMDR Association)
I recently became a Certified TRE Provider
I am also a qualified supervisor with over 10 years experience in both 1:1 and group settings, please click here to find out more.
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance and I work within the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) ethical framework and uphold the BACP’S complaints procedure. I have been a Registered Associate member since 1998, an Accredited BACP counsellor since 2007 and Senior Accredited since 2013. Information can be obtained from:
35-37 Albert Street
Tel: 0870 443 5252