I hold the following qualifications

  •  Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy [Relate Institute]
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling & Listening skills
  • B.A in Social Studies
  • Advanced Award and Certificates in Qualification in social Work

 

I regularly undertake continuing professional development training in order to meet the BASCP requirements and to ensure that I offer my clients the best possible service.

Training & Experience

 

I have worked for many years with individuals, couples and families experiencing difficulties for many diverse reasons. This experience has given me a good insight into the kind of issues that cause adults great unhappiness and confusion in their lives, but also about individual resilience and how therapeutic input can make a difference in people's lives.

 

My counselling training was integrative. This means I am able to work with people using a range of therapeutic models in a way that best works for them. The models include Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Brief Solution Focused, Existential, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am a qualified Relate Counsellor.

 

 I believe our life history and early relationships have a strong influence on how we view ourselves as adults, how we live our lives and on our relationships; but I do not believe that we are defined by the past. Counselling can at times help make sense of the past and disentangle it from the present and future.

 

I have experience working as a counsellor in the National Health Service and in the voluntary sector. I currently work as a counsellor for a counselling agency in Reading where I see individuals and couples and I see private clients in Wokingham.

Areas of counselling I deal with