- Master of Arts (Level 7) in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling
- Specialist training in traumatic bereavement (Road Victims Trust)
- Master of Arts, University Of Oxford.
MY EXPERIENCE: I have 30 years’ experience working in counselling, mentoring and providing individual support. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, working in private practice in central London mostly with adults. I provide counselling for all issues, but have a special interest in working with adults who were abused in childhood and specialist training to work with traumatic bereavement.
FOR YOUR ASSURANCE: As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I am committed to on-going professional development and work within their code of ethics. I hold comprehensive civil liability insurance and have been enhanced DBS checked to work with vulnerable adults and children.
MORE INFORMATION: Living and working with people facing severe difficulties has always been part of my life. I started by counselling employees in the City (London) who were having problems with various performance or lifestyle issues and later people with alcohol problems. I have been a volunteer counsellor for a charity providing services for people who have lost a pregnancy, baby or child, including through miscarriage or termination; people facing domestic abuse; and young people from 15 years upwards. I also volunteered for another charity counselling people who have a lost a family member in a road crash or been traumatised themselves.
Besides being a psychotherapist, I have lived in two communities working for marginalised and vulnerable people; and I lived and worked with young offenders and people with addictions. I set up and ran an online support group for people with gender identity issues and have worked for organisations dealing with homelessness, drug and alcohol dependence, welfare rights, human rights violations, mental health problems and disabilities.