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