Qualifications and training
Am I qualified?
I am a qualified experienced counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP, prior to becoming a counsellor I had over 15 years experience of supporting people with complex needs. I am also a qualified teacher and I have taught both Counselling Skills and Health & Social Care at a local college.
For our safety, I am insured, and I have a DBS check which is on the annual update scheme. I have regular professional supervision for my work which helps to ensure that I am following best practice and working ethically. To meet the requirements of the BACP, every year I continue to invest in my Professional Development by attending courses and conferences, the most recent ones have included;
Working with Relational Trauma
Shame, Trauma & Abuse workshop
Working with Distress (Suicide & Self Harm)
Working with Complex Grief
What is my professional experience?
I now work in Private Practice from my office in Marsden and I offer counselling to individual adult clients. My previous experience has included providing counselling for male and female survivors of sexual abuse, specialist domestic abuse counselling, providing counselling for those affected by substance addiction and working as a counsellor for those affected by loss, anxiety and depression.
Counselling wasn’t my first career, before I started my training, I had over 20 years experience of using counselling skills with adults, young people and families in my previous employment. This included working in the Criminal Justice System, Family Support and teaching.
Since I have qualified as a counsellor I have continued to invest in my development by attending courses and conferences and keeping up to date with my reading.