Originally, I worked as a business consultant but found therapy so helpful with personal problems I decided to retrain as a psychotherapist myself.
Whilst running my own private practice since 2004, I have also worked for the NHS (Derby City - 18 months) and Freed Beeches Eating Disorder Service (as Senior Psychotherapist and in the last few years as Deputy Clinical Manager too) for eight years.
I completed a two-year BACP accredited course in Integrative Counselling in 2004 at Sheffield Hallam University. I went on to complete a four-year Master’s degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. Since then, I have continued to broaden my skills by completing a diploma in CBT and training in EMDR parts 1 to 4. I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and a registered member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I achieved Senior Accreditation status with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Oct 2017.
- MBACP Snr Accred
- MA Gestalt Psychotherapy
- BA Honours — Philosophy
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in CBT
- Levels 1-4 EMDR Training
- Certificate in Supervision
To ensure I meet continuing professional BACP requirements I receive clinical supervision on a monthly basis. Regular supervision also helps me keep abreast of the latest developments in both psychotherapy and medical research ensuring I competently manage the variety of clinical issues clients bring.