Thank you for taking the time to find out a bit more about me. I have been in private practice as a Counsellor since 2013 and prior to that, I counselled young people for a charity in Aylesbury.
I am a Person-Centred therapist, this is the foundation and guide for all my work, although I have also trained in using Creative Arts in Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). As well as my counselling qualifications, I have a BA (Hons) in Human and Education studies, am qualified as a part-time youth worker and trained in Neuro-linguistic Programming (Core Skills Practitioner). I am currently studying for an MSc in Existential Psychotherapy Studies.
I am a registered member (MBACP) of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I was audited in 2018 and happily met all the requirements for practicing counsellors to be on the BACP Register. This includes regular supervision and professional development (training courses, workshops etc).
In 2017, I trained as a Baby Bonding Practitioner to extend my work with parents during pregnancy and postnatally, complimenting other training around child attachment and development. Recent training (2020/2021) includes Introduction to Internal Family Systems (Internal Family Systems UK), Women & Girls on the autism spectrum (National Autism Society) and Working with Adult Survivors of child abuse in a Trauma Informed way (National Association for People abused in Childhood)
What else? Some of my identities are, or have been:
long-term partner, parent, young carer, champion for the voluntary sector, lecturer (of Counselling Theory & Practice), Director of Bucks Family Network, mentor.
Other things you'll probably get to know about me are that I am a Nottingham lass at heart (and in my vowel sounds). I’m an unlikely runner and I like wearing scarves, in all weathers!