A little about me and my professional background.
My first career was in the banking industry (HSBC) where I worked for 20 years in a range of management roles in Leicester, Southend, London and Sheffield.
In 1998 I started to take a deeper interest in the difficulties that people sometimes experienced in life and relationships. In response to this developing interest I started training at Sherwood Psychotherapy and Training Institute. I began with a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and 5 years later graduated with a Masters Degree in Humanistic Psychotherapy. During this time I made the transition from working for HSBC to working full time as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
My interest and studies have continued. In 2009, I completed my Supervision Diploma and more recently I've undertaken formal Couples Counselling training.
Other training I've undertaken: Working with Traumatic Nightmares - Honour-Based Violence - Online Working - Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery.
I moved from Sheffield to the tranquility of Belchamp Otten on the Suffolk-Essex border in 2014 and have developed a vibrant private practice seeing clients and supervisees (in training and peer professionals), here in my dedicated therapy rooms and online via Skype.
Master of Arts in Humanistic Psychotherapy
2003 - Derby University
Certificate in Couples Counselling
2017 - Life-Force Counselling School
Certificate in Online Counselling Skills
2011 - Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
2009 - Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
2000 - Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP)
Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register
Sherwood Psychotherapy & Training Institute (SPTI)