Counsellor and Supervisor: Private practice 1998-Present
Providing individual counselling for adults, couples, and adolescents with a wide range of issues
Providing clinical supervision for counsellors.
I also work with adoptive families through their adoption support teams.
I provide adoption support services under a contract for services with local authorities and Registered Adoption Support agencies. All work undertaken is supervised by a fully accredited DDP supervisor.
In supporting adoptive and fostering families the work is informed by my Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy training.
I undertake work as an individual and therefore not Ofsted registered.
I have been working as counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years. alongside my general practice I have worked with LAC Children and Families, primarily through their Permanency and Post Adoption Service, offering therapeutic services to Adopted children, parents, and their families. This has included preparing children for permanency, supporting transitions to adoption, and supporting placements thereafter.
I work in a collaborative way, tailoring my approach to the presenting needs and problems of my clients. As a humanistic counsellor, I believe that human beings seek to grow and move towards a deeper understanding and acceptance of themselves and others. The process of developing a therapeutic relationship is central to the work. This is based on my belief that much healing, growth and understanding occurs in this setting and in the relationship.
My practice is informed by various trainings, these qualifications are listed below. This diversity gives me the ability to work flexibly and creatively according to the needs of my client or clients.
I continue to study and attend training days on a regular basis. I am very interested in neuroscience and how this can help us gain greater understanding of our emotional worlds.
I have had experience of working as a therapist in a psychotherapy department, counsellor for a youth counselling organisation, Various Adoption Agencies , Local Authority’s, EAP’S, and private practice
I see individuals and couples, on a short-term basis and on a longer-term open-ended basis, to enable working through more difficult and/or deep-seated issues.
My experience covers a large spectrum of therapy, working with issues of trauma, abuse, bereavement, loss, depression, adoption, relationship problems and issues, sexuality, gender issues, stress and working cross culturally.
I am a BACP member and I adhere to the Code of Ethics and practices of the (BACP) British Association of Counsellors and Therapist. As part of continued professional development, I regularly attend study days and training.
I receive regular clinical supervision
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic) 2001
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Methods for Person Centred Counsellors Warwick University 2008
Certificate & Advanced Diploma in the Supervision of Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapists from Warwick University. 2006
Dan Hughes Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level One and Two 2009/11
Theraplay Level One 2004
Level three Certificate in Delivering Learning 2005
CRUSE Grief and Bereavement
I have undertaken additional training and skills in the field of adoption, attachment, trauma, and the impact of child maltreatment, including :
Attachment and Mental Health.
Trauma, Loss and Attachment
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Story Stem Assessments
Troubled Children, Troubled Teenagers
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