" UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist (no. 2011163108)
UKCP & HIPC Approved Supervisor
Registered Member MBACP (no. 530312) "
As well as having extensive experience of working with whatever an individual brings to therapy, I have an interest in working with trauma (childhood and adulthood), abuse - in all its forms, self-harm and self-injury, sexuality, sexual identity, gender identity, disability and disabling conditions. I have a deep respect for the differences that exist in people and it is this that reinforces my commitment to promoting equal opportunities as well as working with people in an anti-discriminatory way.
As a requirement for the training I have done, and as a recognised personal need, I also have undergone a number of years of psychotherapy and counselling. I regard this as an essential element of becoming an effective therapist. From this I have first hand experience of how difficult and disturbing feelings can and often do emerge during therapy, as well as first hand knowledge of how necessary and transformative this process can be.
I am a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist (no. 2011163108), a UKCP & HIPC Approved Supervisor listed on the UKCP Directory, and a Registered Member MBACP (no. 530312). I provide private counselling, psychotherapy and clinical supervision to people from Coventry, Birmingham and Leicester as well as people travelling further afield from the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Leicestershire and surrounding areas. From my varied experience I have developed the ability to appreciate given situations from different perspectives.
I subscribe to the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework, both of which operate a complaints procedure to which I am accountable. I am on two registers that have been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and I have an ongoing commitment to continued professional development.
MSc Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (5 year course) (2012) - Middlesex University / Temenos Education
Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision (2 year course) (2005) - Temenos
Post Graduate Certificate in Client-Centred Psychotherapy (1 year course) (2004) - Leeds Metropolitan University
BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling using the Person-Centred Approach (3 year course) (2002) - The Sherwood Institute
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (1 year course) (1998) - CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills (1998) - CPCAB
Full Individual Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Direct Member Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Member of The Relational School