Professional Qualifications and Experience
As a service provider I have worked as a counsellor both within the NHS and privately. I trained as a group psychotherapist and hold a Diploma in Group Analytic Psychotherapy but I am now predominantly a psychodynamic counsellor (understanding how events/circumstances in earlier years affect our present). I incorporate CBT, Mindfulness and Innate health (how our thinking affects all areas of our lives) within my practice.
Training, Experience and Memberships
1992-1994: I was a volunteer with the Samaritans.
1992-1993: I undertook an introductory course to Group Analytic Psychotherapy which led to the 3 year diploma course at WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation), one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for Psychotherapy in the UK. I qualified in 1996.
1996-2000: I provided Counselling/Therapy within a large charitable organisation.
2000- 2014: Working within the NHS and in private practice.
2014 - present: Working in private practice
I am a member of the following organisations (click for more information)
BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
NCS (National Counselling Society)
HACP (Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
The BACP is the main professional body in the UK which regulates the counselling profession. It is particularly important if you are considering psychotherapy or counselling that you should only go to a therapist who is properly qualified and trained.
As a registered member on the accredited register of BACP and NCS I work in accordance with the ethical framework of both these associations and I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development.
I am also listed in the RSCPP directory and the Counselling Directory