Qualifications and training
Am I qualified?
I am a qualified experienced counsellor. I am also a member of the BACP and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
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 in Huddersfield and Meltham. However, my previous experience has included providing counselling for male and female survivors of sexual abuse, providing 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.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I had over 20 years experience of using counselling skills in my employment. This included my work within the Criminal Justice System and later as a support worker and teacher.
Working within all these environments has taught me about the importance of relationships. It has also shown me the importance of treating people with respect, care and dignity.