As part of my journey, I have had a variety of work and life experiences, some have been good but others not so good. These have all played a part in who I am today and given me the necessary experience to do what I do. My training took place over 3 years at Inter-Psyche, a counselling and psychotherapy training centre based within the NHS and accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. As part of my placement, I worked with survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, bereaved clients in a hospice and with young adults in a college setting. I now run my own private practice offering face to face, online, telephone and walk and talk therapy. I also continue to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse with a registered charity.
The variety of this work has taught me to be flexible in my approach and to listen without judgement. We are all on our own life journey and experience it from our own world view. I have been in the client seat for many hours, partly on my own journey and as a requirement for my training. Knowing how it feels to be a client has given me a greater understanding of how clients may experience therapy.
Qualifications and Training
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Suicide Awareness
- Anxiety Management
- Child Sexual Abuse – A Hope for Healing
- Trauma and the Body
- Understanding and Working with Complex Trauma, and Complex PTSD
- Mental Health and the Body – Treating Trauma
- Working with Shame
- Dealing with Distress – Suicide and Self Harm
- Working with Trauma in a time of Trauma
- Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Certificate in Mental Health Problems
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Safeguarding of Vulnerable Children and Sexual Exploitation
As part of my on-going training, I am required to undertake 30 hours of additional ‘Continued Personal Development’ by BACP each year.