Experience and Training

How can I help?

I have been in practice for over 10 years working with a wide variety of issues and problems. My experience covers the following:

  • Stress, depression and low self-esteem.
  • Anxiety, panic and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
  • General, relational and complex trauma (inc. post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociative disorders).
  • Abuse (sexual, physical, verbal).
  • Domestic violence.
  • Life transitions (marriage/divorce, parenthood, redundancy, bereavement).
  • Finding meaning and purpose in life.

As a woman and mother myself I have a special interest in women’s psychological health, particularly in the following:

Qualifications

I completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2009 which led to accredited registration with the UKCP and registered membership with the BACP. The Diploma was a four-year part-time course which included 160 hours of personal therapy, at least 550 hours of supervised counselling practice (which involved working for the following voluntary organisations:Woman’s Trust, Caravan Drop In Counselling Service, Fresh Start Psychotherapy), 100 hours at an approved clinical psychiatric placement, and the attendance of four DSM-5 (clinical diagnostic classification of mental disorders) workshops;

  • Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.
  • Mood Disorders.
  • Schizophrenia and Dissociative Disorders.
  • Personality disorders.

Prior to my diploma I completed a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy skills. I also have a BA (Hons) degree in Human Communications (psychology, sociology and linguistics).

Continuing Professional Development

Online therapy

Since qualification, and as part of continuing professional development (CPD), I have trained to become a qualified online counsellor and psychotherapist (Certificate in Cyber Therapy) with the Online Therapy Institute, and through this, a professional member of ACTO.

Emotional Freedom Techniques

I am a certified, accredited Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioner registered with EFT International. Additionally, I am also a MetaTapping Practitioner, and *Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting Practitioner. (*Matrix Reimprinting is an EFT-related therapy).

Trauma

I have undergone specific trauma training with Carolyn Spring Training (formally PODS);

  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice.
  • Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery.
  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation.
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing.
  • Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment.

I’m able to see clients through the whole spectrum of trauma and dissociative disorders, and am a DID (dissociative identity disorder) friendly therapist.

Other courses in trauma include:

  • Healing Complex Trauma with an integrative, transpersonal ego state therapy.

Additional Training