Qualifications and Experience
I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy, awarded in 2003 by Middlesex University, the accrediting body of my training organisation, The Minster Centre. Part of this training, which spanned 6 years, involved Diplomas in both Integrative Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy. I saw my first client in January 1999.
Since my MA, I have furthered my training, and have taken a Diploma Course in Supervision (2007) and an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy for Couples, Children and Families (2009).
I am UKCP registered and a BACP member, which means that I abide by their codes and ethics and am accountable to them should any dispute arise. This means that you can be sure that my work is ethical. In addition, I am in regular clinical supervision, meaning that a suitably qualified and registered therapist is monitoring my work. This is, of course, confidential and clients are not named or identified in any of the counselling process. You can read more about Confidentiality on the FAQ page.
I have worked for Southwark Bereavement Care and Age Concern (now AgeUK) as a counsellor. Whilst doing my MA, I worked at an alcohol and drugs counselling charity co-ordinating and training their volunteer counsellors as well as supervising the work of the Advocates there.
I have been in private practice since 1999 and have worked with clients experiencing a range of experiences and life-problems.
In a addition to my Private Practice, I was one of the lead tutors for 6 years at a local college teaching both on on on the BACP accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling course and the certificate course. I help students from colleges with their exam preparation and case study in the lead up to their exams.
I have worked with an age range of 5 years to 92 years old, with families, couples and individuals. More recently I have completed training in online counselling and work for Xenzone, one of the UK's leading providers of online counselling for children, young people and adults. ,