As a Registered Associate Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.
I am a accredited member of The National Counselling Society.
I am a member of The Institute for Reality Therapy.
I attend continual professional development as well as receiving regular therapy and supervision.
Cert. Ed. (University of London) August 1977
Dip. Couns. (University of the West of England) September 2004
Counselling Young People (Relate) June 2006
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision Merit (University College Plymouth St Mark & St John) July 2011
I qualified as a Counsellor by gaining a diploma in professional studies in counselling from the University of the West of England. I have attended a Play Therapy International course ‘Play for Life’ which gave me the experience of using different types of play media. I have worked as a counsellor in various settings, working with people from the ages of 6 to 70.
I have been a teacher in further education for eight years as well as gaining experience by working in an international personal development company. In the voluntary sector, I have worked for a suicide crisis telephone organisation, a young person’s homeless shelter in London and Oxfam in Derbyshire.
At the present time I am working for the following organisations:
Monkton Combe Senior School
I work in the medical center, counselling the pupils in the school.
I am a member of the counselling department, where I counsel the pupils and supervise the volunteer counselors who are on placement with us.
HMP Erlestoke Prison
I have taught on the Person to Person communication course for Concord Prison Trust.
I have previously been employed as a children & young person’s counsellor in a variety of primary and secondary schools throughout Wiltshire and BANES for the last ten years.
I have previously taught the Award In Introduction To Counselling Skills CPCAB, in Wiltshire College Chippenham and Salisbury.
I am counselling children and adults in primary and secondary schools within Wiltshire and more recently at a venue in Bradford on Avon.