Professional background

Qualifications

Masters degree: M.A. Psychological Therapies

Reg. MBACP (Accred).

MBACP: Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a major over-arching body, representing counsellors/psychotherapists UK-wide.

Reg.: Registered as a member of the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

(Accred): ‘Accredited’ is the highest professionally recognised standard in counselling practice. You can find out more about this standard at www.bacp.co.uk/

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred)

Member of the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach

Experience

Three years of counselling training, including significant client work and personal therapy, led to qualification as a counsellor in 2003. My approach to work with clients has been to seek as much variety as possible, always working as safely as possible, while employed and working as a volunteer. This has included significant experience:
* in a Women’s Centre
* in a community counselling agency, with people from a broad cross-section of social backgrounds, presenting with conditions across the spectrum of psychological and emotional difficulties
* in a specialist agency with people of varying sexual orientations, including those questioning their sexuality and those becoming their transgender identities
* in an FE college, working with staff and students.