Professional Qualifications

Qualifications 

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber
  • BA (Hons) Health Care
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Registered Nurse Children
  • Registered Nurse Adult

Clinical experience

Whilst counselling is my main focus, I began my professional career as a Nurse. I trained as a Registered General Nurse then as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse and have cared for sick children and adults within a wide range of clinical and community environments. My interest and focus on physical health steadily shifted towards mental health. My most previous role was as a Specialist Nurse within a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). I have also held various tutor roles within education and health care settings for health care staff, and as a Clinical Supervisor for Nurses.

Over a decade ago, my enthusiasm to develop a deeper understanding of how the mind works and how it shapes us as individuals, led to me commencing my Counsellor training with The Counselling Foundation. I have since qualified at all levels of psychodynamic counselling and have worked as a Counsellor for many years, and achieved BACP Accreditation status in 2020.

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Professional Body
: I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to BACP policies and Ethical Framework.
Data Protection: I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Safeguarding: I hold a current certificate issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Insurance: I am fully insured to provide Counselling services; with professional indemnity and public liability insurance cover.
Supervision: I receive regular, confidential Clinical Supervision with a Clinical Supervisor (senior colleague) to ensure good standards of practice are upheld.