qualifications and experience
My initial qualification is a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (person-centred) which means that I respect you and your knowledge of what is best for you. My work is always client-led which means that it focuses on your agenda and proceeds at your pace in the direction that you choose.
Counselling can either be long-term over several months, or short-term lasting for just a few weeks depending on your needs. I integrate methods from different therapeutic approaches and offer clients the appropriate professional care in a supportive and confidential space. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.) and work to their Ethical Code which requires me to have monthly clinical supervision which ensures that my practice is safe, effective and ethical.
I am trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from Bangor University while teaching teach 8-week mindfulness courses to groups I can also use mindfulness when working with individual clients, where it can be specially tailored to address their needs, e.g. claustrophobia, panic attacks, chronic pain, depression and anxiety. I am continuing my mindfulness training with the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
I am also studying for a PGC in Supervision with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) in Bath
“If we do not change our direction we are likely to end up where we are headed for”
– Chinese proverb