Experience

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor, and I am currently pursuing a Masters with the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. I’m undertaking two long term infant and young child observations in order to deepen my understanding of early experience and relationship.

My work experience involves counselling children and young people in educational settings, working as a child, adolescent and family counsellor within a parenting support service, providing parent-infant counselling in home settings, and working with adults in GP referral centres, a rape and sexual assault support service, and a disability support service.

Areas of counselling I commonly encounter:

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Attachment disorder
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Dissociation
  • Family issues
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Postnatal depression
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Sibling difficulties
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Young carers

Continuing Professional Development

I have attended many short courses and workshops including: trauma work, working with bereavement, working with anxiety, working with dreams, creative techniques, child development, rape and sexual assault support, disability awareness, play therapy, infant mental health, working with suicidal ideation, child loss and children’s bereavement, working with anger, dream-work, CBT with children, an introduction to transactional analysis, and an introduction to art therapies.

 

BACP registration

The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. In 2013 the BACP Register was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status with the Professional Standards Authority. All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk.

I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS.