For 5 years I was a volunteer counsellor with the Everyman Project which aims to help men to change their anger, violent or abusive behaviour. I also worked for Bupa Psychological as a Trauma Incident Manager offering on site support to large companies.
At the moment I work as a Volunteer supervisor for Turning Point which is a national health care social care provider . I Supervise counsellors who work with clients in the Residential detox. I have a Diploma in Supervision of counsellors. I also work for the Bupa EAP as a face to face and telephone counsellor. I have worked in private practise for 5 years from my home in Kings Lynn and in The City EC3A.
My initial training was working Person Centred. I completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling based in Psychodynamic theory (Psychodynamic counselling is based on empathy, acceptance and understanding) and working Inter Culturally. I have a primary certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) where examining our feelings, or emotions, and our behaviour, as well as our thinking may lead to change. I now work and am informed by Integrating these different theories. Every person is unique and I believe one theory does not fit all. Research indicates that the most probable factors determining a successful outcome to therapy are the personal qualities of therapist and client and the relationship between them, rather than the particular approach used. As part of my professional development I completed a BA Hons course in Integrative Counselling from the University of Surrey.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) which means I "have achieved a substantial level of training and experience that has been approved by BACP". I work with the BACP code of ethics which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk. I have also been CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked as I am a Volunteer Supervisor at Turning Point.
I also work for Bupa PMI (Private Medical), Work Place Options EAP (Employee Assistant Program), WPA and WPA Protocol (Private Health), Bupa EAP as a face to face and telephone counsellor.
|2013||Certificate Working with Couples- endorsed by COSRT|
|Mar 2013||Diploma in Supervision|
|Feb 2012||Workshop Certificate - Treatment Resistant Depression -BPS|
|Feb 2011||Psychosynthesis Essentials intensive Course at Findhorn|
|Sep 2010||Working Systemically with Sexual Issues (CPD)|
|Sep 2009||EMDR Level 3|
|Feb 2009||EMDR Level 2|
|Jul 2008||EMDR Level 1|
|Apr 2008||Primary Certificate in PTSD- Centre for Stress management|
|2007 - 2009||BA HONS in Integrative Counselling|
|Oct 2007||Primary Certificate in CBT Centre for Stress management|
|Sep 2005 - July 2007||Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Lambeth College (Psychodynamic and intercultural orientations)|
|Sep 2004 - Jul 2005||Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies - Lambeth College|
|Jan 2004 - Jul 2004||Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Lambeth College|
|Sep 2003 - Dec 2003||Introduction to Counselling - Lambeth College|