I am now focussing on seeing clients in my private practice, which I have been running for thirteen years. I am also teaching on the counselling courses at Hills Road Adult Education Centre.
I was the Supervisor of Clinical Practice at Cambridge Relate from September 2005 to October 2009. I have experience of counselling at an alcohol harm minimisation agency, and have taught psychology and counselling at the Cambridge Regional College.
My qualifications are:
Relate Supervision Certificate (June 2006)
Postgraduate Certificate in Couple Therapy (June 2004) (awarded by the University of East London/Relate)
AQA Advanced Diploma in Counselling (June 2004)
Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Therapy ((2004)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (1997) (awarded by Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
BA Psychology 1996 (Macquarie University)
I am a registered graduate member of the British Psychological Society, and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks, and subject to their professional conduct procedures.
My approach to counselling is integrative, using psychodynamic principles which focusses on the individual, within systemic concepts of the effects of the wider social and cultural environment. I have also undertaken training in CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy) and find some of these techniques can be very helpful.