I have worked within the field of human services since 1984, including 14 years as a qualified field social worker. Since 2000, I have been registered as a Psychotherapist with The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
In addition to my private practice, from 2004 to 2007, I was a Counsellor in the Student Counselling Service at the University of Derby.
I adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Practice provided by The Sherwood Institute and UKCP.
I hold a post graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, and an M.A. ('With Distinction') in Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy. These were gained from The Sherwood Institute, where I trained from 1992 to 1996 and 2002 to 2003.
I also hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision (2015) from the Sherwood Institute, and am included in the UKCP 'directory of approved supervisors'.
In addition to my work as psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, I provide workshops of continuing professional development for fellow therapists.
I attended training in EMDR at Levels 1-3 in 2006-7, and I draw upon valuable aspects of this model, when they are appropriate to the needs of a client. I have also attended formal training workshops in CRM (The 'Comprehensvise Resource Model'), and many other workshops concerned with the treatment of trauma. I have, and continue to read widely with regards to this area of work.
From 2004 to 2005, I attended training in Family Systems Therapy with The Hellinger Institute of Britain.
I have made an independent, in depth study of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
I continue to engage extensively in training and study.
I am a student of the Diamond Approach with the Ridhwan School UK.