Dip.Couns. MBACP MNCS(Acc.) Reg'd CoP.
Training and continuing professional development (CPD)
2013 – Current.
Minster Centre, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy training
One in Four
Working with Shame
Corporate Induction course
Personality Disorder Awareness training
2009 – 11
The Independence Trust
Drug & Alcohol training
Mental health First Aid
Person Centred Dementia Care
The Listening Post (community low cost counselling service)
Internet Pornography Addiction
Survivors of Child Abuse (SOCA), Gloucestershire.
SOCA trauma focussed training. This ran parallel to and was an integral part of my first counselling training.
It helped me to gain an in depth understanding of this very vulnerable client group*.
*I have great respect and empathy for this service and it's clients with whom I was honoured to work.
Sep 2001 – Jul 2002. Counselling Foundation Course,
Gloucestershire Counselling Service.
Sep 1993 – Jul 1996. BA (Hons) Art & Social Context (2:1).
University of the West of England, Bristol.
I enjoy working with other professionals with whom I have co-facilitated issue based training workshops including:
Art and Mental Health at Kentish Town Health Centre
I worked with an artist to provide support for those engaging in the art workshops, exploring issues relating to motherhood, post natal depression and other mental health issues.
Child Neglect and Abuse Social Work Training
I co facilitated training with a theatre company. Actors performed researched pieces about child neglect and abuse, illustrating intervention points for social workers and I led discussions.
Domestic Abuse script writing for community radio
Working in tandem with a a script writer, I provided psychological support for the group.
Women’s outdoor gardening group
Ecotherapy: Providing support to women in an outdoor group, working on an allotment and in the local environmet.