I have been practising as a counsellor since 2006. I work as a Workplace Counsellor in Stoke-on-Trent for 3 days per week and for the other part of the week I see private clients and supervisees in my very comfortable counselling room in Stone.

I am a qualified Integrative/Person-Centred Counsellor, having completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling (St John's College Nottingham/Nottingham University) and a Diploma in Pastoral Counselling, (Institute of Pastoral Counselling/University of Wales - Lampeter).

Since qualifying I have completed a Couple and Family Counselling Skills course through Glasgow Caledonian University/Institute of Counselling. I have also completed the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Level 5 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory. In 2009 I received my Accreditation Status through BACP.

I am also registered with BACP on their Accredited Voluntary register. I ensure that I do Continuing Professional Development every year - I have completed training in Transactional Analysis, Stress Management, Addictions, Critical Incident De-briefing to name but a few.

I am also a qualified and a BACP Senior Accredited Counselling Supervisor, having completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision at Keele University. I supervise both groups and individuals. In therapy I am happy to work with individuals, and couples.

As a trainer:
I am also a qualified trainer with over 30 years experience of delivering training. I have worked in a variety of training roles with local authorities, colleges, private training providers and voluntary organisations. I have a Certificate in Education (NEWI), a Certificate in Health Education and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Equal Opportunities (University of Central England).