CV

Accreditation

Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Qualifications:

  • MA Trauma Studies, University of Nottingham 2013
  • PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector), South Notts College, 2007
  • North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, 2000 – 2004:
    Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (TC03, CPCAB)
    Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (TC01, CPCAB)
    Certificate in Counselling Skills (OCR)

Areas of Specialism:

Trauma, loss, gender, equality difference and diversity (EDI), mental health, anger, control, domestic and sexual abuse, bullying, oppression.

Current Professional Roles:

  • Private counsellor offering online and face to face counselling
  • Self employed equality and diversity/ trauma and mental health trainer for institutions and CPD organisations including Derby University, University of Wolverhampton, Huddersfield New College, Energise, EMFEC, Academy S.P.A.C.E, Praxis, Leeds Counselling Service, Age UK Nottingham. See full list of recent training here
  • Counsellor/Wellbeing Practitioner, Sheffield Hallam University

Previous Roles:

  • University of Derby (Counsellor)*
  • Safe Speak Secondary School Counselling (a Relate service) (Counsellor)*
  • ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors) (Counsellor)
  • North Derbyshire Women’s Aid (Counselling Coordinator)*
  • Latham House Medical Practice, Melton Mowbray (Volunteer Counsellor)
  • Universities of Loughborough and Coventry (Volunteer Counsellor)
  • HMYOI Onley Young Offenders Institute (Volunteer Counsellor)
  • Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline (Telephone Helpline Advisor)*
  • Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (Telephone Helpline Volunteer)
  • Rethink (Community Mental Health Worker)

*Role included delivering training/workshops

Other Short Courses Attended:

Mindfulness for Living • Relate training in online counselling • Relate training in counselling 5 to 10s • Safeguarding Children • Gender Identity and Self-concept • Domestic Abuse and brain development • Working with Relational Trauma:Dealing with Disorganised Attachment • Living with Dissociation • Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence • Challenging Domestic Violence – Good practice guidelines for work with men • Same Sex Abuse • Managing Aggression • End of Life: Medical and Therapeutic Perspectives • Bereavement Counselling • Counsellors and the Human Condition • Working with Somatisation • Working with Post Traumatic Stress • Working with Dreams • Transactional Analysis 101• Pre-therapy • The Children Act