Thank you for taking the time to find out a bit more about me. I have over a decade of experience counselling adults and young people (14 years +).
My training as a Person-Centred therapist provides the foundation for all my work and I have an MSc in Existential Psychotherapy Studies. 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 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 (since 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!