About me

 

Qualifications, Experience and Specialties

 

Qualifications, CPD & Experience.


Experience

 

I have over 20 years of experience working within the Health & Social Care and Educational sectors, this has given me a wealth of understanding of a variety of barriers that are experienced in everyday life. I have worked with clients who have struggled with Social Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, BPD/EUPD, Eating Disorders, Abuse and Self-Harm. I have also supported clients through life changes, employment colleague abuse, stress, relationship struggles, historic physical abuse, loss & grief, control & coercion (parent and partner), separation, low self-esteem and low self-confidence.

 

Qualifications

 

Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF) Foundation Degree.

Level 4 Certificate Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Level 3 National Diploma in Science (Health Studies)

Level 3 National Diploma in Childcare & Education

Rewind Therapy for Trauma Treatment - Dr David Muss

Asist Practitioner - Applied Suicide Intervention 

 

CPD Courses

 

Moving Your Practice Online (9Hrs CPD)

Goals in Therapy - Actualising our Deepest Directions - Mick Cooper

GDPR - Data Protection

Safeguarding Adults - Levels 1 and 2

Domestic Abuse & Intimate Partner Violence

Self-Harm

Unconscious Bias

 

Professional Membership

 

I am proud to be a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), Membership Number: 00929731, which binds me to adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. These Ethical Guidelines can be viewed on the BACP website but includes:

 

Ethics - Values, Principles & Person Moral Qualities

Good Practice - Putting clients first, Working to professional standards, Respect, Building an appropriate relationship, Breaks and endings, Integrity,  Accountability and candour, Confidentiality, Working with colleagues and in teams, Supervision, Training and education, Research, Care of self as a practitioner and Responding to ethical dilemmas and issues.

 

https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/3103/bacp-ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions-2018.pdf  

 

I am also a proud Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society, Membership Number: NCS20-01588, whose values are; integrity, transparency, respect, fairness and teamwork. The NCS Accreditation register ensures members of the public accessing counselling can feel:

Confident that the person they see is competent and trustworthy.

That NCS can take action to protect them from risk.

That NCS work together to improve standards for the benefit of the client.  

 

Specialties - 

 

I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, low self-confidence/self-esteem, poor sense of self, lack of emotional regulation (EUPD/BPD) and have experienced trauma & abuse.

 

I use relationship dynamics and developmental theory to help you understand how your past affects your daily living, explaining behavioural patterns and negative cycles of events. This can highlight coping mechanisms and defences that may be holding you back in achieving the life you wish to lead. Anxiety, self-harm and self-neglect are a way in which some people cope with overwhelming emotions, we can explore those triggers together to find different cycles and healthier self-soothing actions. I am also trained in David Moss's non-invasive Rewind technique for treatment of trauma flashbacks and dreams.