Professional 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. Over time, my interest and focus on physical health significantly 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.

Many years ago, I realised a growing enthusiasm to develop a deeper understanding of how our minds work, how our relationships and experiences shape us as individuals and how those shapes can change. Then came a real desire to help others in a new way, which led me to my Counsellor training with The Counselling Foundation. I have studied and qualified at all levels of psychodynamic counselling, worked as a Counsellor for many years, and have achieved BACP Accreditation status.

Professional body

 

 

 

Data Protection: I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Safeguarding: I hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

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 and ethical practice.