I trained for three years in Psychodynamic Counselling at The University of Leicester.
I then transferred to the renowned Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI),
undertaking postgraduate level training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling for four years.
I achieved a Masters Degree in Science (MSc.) validated by Coventry University
and accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
The regulatory bodies that govern my work require me to undertake an approved programme of ongoing learning and training (‘Continuing Professional Development’ – CPD) to ensure I remain up to date with current research, best practice and new ideas in counselling and psychotherapy.
Some of the areas covered by training courses/workshops that I’ve completed in recent years:
o Counselling couples
o Counselling young people
o Children and young people: working in their world – BACP conference
o Dementia ‘Ambassador’ training to support individuals and their carers
o Understanding and working with adults with ADHD and/or Autistic Spectrum traits
o Mindfulness: from theory to practice
o Working creatively with anger
o Attachment theory – Sir Richard Bowlby lecture
o Relationships: finding meaning and facing challenges – BACP conference
o Trauma – mind and body: relationships, consciousness and the developing self
o Trauma – relational: attachment and healthy relationships
o Trauma – dissociation: healing and recovery
o Trauma – polyvagal theory
o Diversity and culture
o Safeguarding children and adults at risk