Training and Qualifications
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a registered member of the BACP and work to their Ethical Framework. I also attend regular supervision in line with the BACP guidelines which ensures that my work meets their professional standards.
I regularly undertake additional training to support my continuing professional development , increase my knowledge and ensure that I stay up to date with new developments. This also means that I am continually enhancing my practice and offering the best possible service to my clients.
I am an experienced Coach, and hold a Diploma in Coaching. I integrate some aspects of Coaching into my practice where this is relevant to my clients needs.
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
I am married with two teenage daughters and we share our house with a dog and two cats. I enjoy walking with my family , including the dog of course and supporting our local community, I am actively engaged in fund raising activities.
Before I trained as a therapist I worked in demanding roles within a number of private sector organisations and charities. I understand the demands of pressurised work environments, career change, redundancy, finding meaningful work, workplace stress and attempting to achieve a work/life balance.
I have always enjoyed coaching and mentoring individuals and I am passionate about ensuring people feel valued, listened to and empowered both at work and in their day to day lives. I see my therapeutic work as an extension of this ethos.