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My Qualifications:-

Counselling Skills Certificate with Distinction
Advanced Counselling Skills & Theory with Distinction
Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Theory with Distinction
Creative Therapy – Art & Imagery – Diploma with Distinction
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Diploma with Distinction
Training Skills Diploma with Distinction
Supervision Diploma with Distinction
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Counselling Psychology
Diploma in Psychotherapy
The Berne Institute Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Membership of Professional Bodies:-

I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and Fellow Member of ISPC (International Society of Professional Counsellors). I have successfully completed the BACP's Certificate of Proficiency assessment exam which gives me eligibility to go onto the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I have many years experience working as a counsellor with clients with a wide range of issues. My experience has been working both in private practice and in busy GP surgeries, where I saw individuals with a varied range of issues that are as unique as they are.  These include, grief & loss, health related issues & terminal illness, relationship problems, separation, divorce, financial and debt related issues, job and study related problems, bullying, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, infertility, PTSD, abuse, eating disorders and chronic pain.

I have experience working as a volunteer listener for the Samaritans and have dealt with people suffering in a crisis and/or suicidal.  I have been CRB checked.

I also have experience working with local authority referrals, Employee Assistance Programme referrals, NHS referrals, GP referrals, and short term counselling and I have experience in teaching counselling skills, theory and in the use of art in therapy.