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
Marriage Break Down