Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education with Distinction in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
Level 4 in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
Level 3 ABC Diploma in Counselling Skills
BACP Statement of Participation: How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer- May 2020
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
I am committed to Continuing Personal Development. I attend regular training courses and do research to learn about other theoretical approaches and how they can best support my practise.
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Member of the Hampshire Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (HACP)
Enhanced DBS Checked
I am a qualified counsellor experienced in working with adults who present with a range of issues. These issues include anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, loss, Domestic Abuse and workplace issues. Although my counselling approach is Humanistic Gestalt, I employ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques in the process if I think it will support you.
Before entering private practice, I worked in the voluntary sector counselling adults from across all sectors of the community. During this time, I gained considerable experience in delivering time-limited therapy (6 sessions) and working with clients who had experienced Domestic Abuse.
Prior to qualifying as a counsellor, I had a long career in public service in secretarial and managerial roles. I have worked in various different areas and locations including overseas. I have experienced the stress that emerges in the workplace including bullying, work/life balance and time management.