I am a Senior Accredited Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of Atsaac (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity).
Based in Redditch I see clients from all surrounding local areas and beyond including Bromsgrove, Birmingham, Droitwich, Worcester, Kidderminster, Warwickshire as well as surrounding counties such as Gloucestershire.
My qualifications include:
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Relate Couple Counselling Certificate
- Certificate in Supervision
- Certificate in Supervision Skills
- Certificate in Supporting People after Traumatic incidents
- Professional Certificate in Sex Addiction – this means I have had professional training in working with Sex Addiction.
- I have also trained in Skills using Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Solution focused therapy and Humanistic therapy
- On going Professional Development – This includes regular attendance at Training Courses and Conferences concerning , Counselling/Psychotherapy, Psychology, and Clinical Supervision .
I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy to individuals and Couples on a Privately arranged basis or if requested on behalf of a Sponsoring Organisation
My Interest in counselling and psychotherapy developed as an undergraduate when I studied Psychology and Social Sciences. Prior to this I had involvement in Youth and Community work in Northern Ireland and the U.S.A. I have over 20 years experience as a therapist in a range of settings. These include a G.P. Practice where I established a Counselling service, and I have worked with Relate as a Couples Counsellor. I have offered Staff Counselling for an Acute N.H.S. Trust, also for employees at an N.H.S. Mental Health Service . My experience includes Counselling in Further Education Colleges where I have developed Counselling Services for students. I have also established a Counselling Scheme for a Carers Project.
I offer Counselling to Local Government Employees, Staff in Schools and Academies,Human Resource Departments, and on behalf of Occupational Health Departments. My background includes working with the” Victim Support” organisation , assisting clients overcome the effects of crime. I was involved in the Management Committee and in training volunteer visitors , with a Victim Support Scheme . I have also offered Counselling Services to Police officers and Police Civilian staff. I have conducted Trauma support sessions with individuals and groups after traumatic incidents for organisations.
As a Couples Counsellor, I assist Couples and individuals with relationship and sexual difficulties. I am registered with a number of Employee Assistance Programmes (counselling schemes managed by agencies on behalf of employers ) I offer clinical supervision to experienced and trainee Student Therapists , along with consultative Psychological Support to Professionals in Stressful occupations , for example Public Emergency Services , N.H.S. Staff , Social Services and those involved with the welfare of others .
I have published in the British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy Journal,” Sexual and Relationship Therapy” Vol 17 No. 4 Nov 2002. Also the B.A.C.P. Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal now “Therapy Today” May 2002.