Experience & Qualifications
Diploma (level 4/5) in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
Individual Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Continued Professional Development Training and courses:
7 years trained Samaritans volunteer (ongoing)
4 day course in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Self harm, Trauma, domestic abuse, safeguarding
Grief and Loss
Addiction and substance misuse
Working with young people 11-24 year olds
Solution Focussed Therapy
My training was primarily in person-Centred and Psychodynamic therapy but I also have knowledge and experience in Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Systemic work. I am also trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) - a mindfulness based behavioural therapy using acceptance and mindfulness strategies that increases psychological flexibility and encourages an individual to behave in a way consistent to their life values.
I currently work at Off the Record, a young peoples charity, counselling young people ages 11-24. I have also worked at Addiction Support Care Agency (ASCA) for adults with issues around addiction and substance misuse as well as supporting their loved ones.