I am a professionally trained therapeutic counsellor with a degree in Therapeutic Counselling.  I am an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); therefore, I accept and adhere to the BACP’s ethical framework for best practice.

Professional Training and Development:

  • Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)

  • Foundation degree in Therapeutic counselling

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency and registered

  • I am committed to regular monthly clinical supervision

  • I have a full DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service)

  • Certificate in Supervision awarded by Willows Counselling

Specific training regarding issues of addiction, self-harm/injury, many specific mental health issues, autism, disruptive attachment, bereavement, CBT for depression, PTSD, OCD, personality disorder, mindfulness, moving on from separation and divorce and group therapy.

  • Working with alcohol and drug addiction at SWADS - Swindon

  • Working with Self-harm issues PASH - Swindon

  • Working with young families Brockworth children’s Centre - Gloucester

  • NHS AWP LIFT (Mental Health Issues – Psycho-Ed courses) - Swindon

  • Volunteer Supervisor Willows Counselling - Swindon

Professional memberships:

  • TAG - Trauma and abuse group

  • FFP - First Person Plural

  • SCPN - Swindon Counsellors and Psychotherapy Network Group

Professional Training, Development and Workshops:

  • How to use PTSD Work at Step 2 Iapt – H Foster

  • Understanding LGBTQ perspectives – Laura Cooper

  • Autism: What is so different about Girls? – Seqol

  • Internal Family systems work – Paula Biles

  • Trauma, Disorder or adaption training – Tanya Orr

  • Trauma in Adult, acute and complex; a psychoanalytic approach – Marion Lindsay

  • Autism Awareness in a therapeutic setting - Lindsay Grant

  • DBT Training

  • Broken Bonds Trauma training - Janine Fisher

  • Couples Counselling – Annie Law

  • Working with a client’s anxiety in three modalities using Art Therapy, Psychodynamic
    and sensory motor

  • Issues of Sexuality in the counselling room

  • Autism Seminar – Robbie Smith

  • Resourcing client and therapist in working with trauma training

  • Peer supervision Workshop - Trauma and Abuse group (TAG) – Sue Berry Philipa Dryland

  • Shame in the counselling room, how to support – Tanya Orr

  • Working with anger in three modalities (Art therapy, Person centred, CBT)

  • The Neuro Science of addictions -Addictive drugs /rewards mechanisms – Stella Via

  • Person centred/cognitive explanations of addiction – Mark Dempster

  • Family systems and coping with addictions – Dr Ana Draper

  • CBT Brief formulation with clients – Hannah Foster