Professional Qualifications and Training
I trained at the Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI) and obtained the Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and the Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
As part of my ongoing professional development I have undertaken a range of additional training, including Embodied-relational Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Psychological Treatment of Trauma, The Impact of Neglect and Abuse on the Brain, Adoption Counselling Expertise (ACE), Anxiety Disorders in Clinical Practice, Working with Client’s with Depression and Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision).
I have acquired extensive experience working in private practice and in multi-disciplinary settings in the statutory and voluntary sector. I worked as a Counsellor for 5 years at After Adoption Yorkshire (now PAC-UK), a registered charity supporting birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted adults. As part of this role I developed and ran training for Local Authority personnel on the impact abuse and neglect has on the child and adult attachments.
I have worked for two Therapeutic Fostering Schemes supporting foster carers with children who have suffered significant harm, and as a therapist in the NHS, on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working directly with children and young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour.
In addition to my private practice, I currently work part-time as a psychotherapist for two independent fostering agencies, maintaining a training element to my work with foster carers and staff. I also offer counselling and psychotherapy to trainee counsellors and psychotherapists and an independent clinical supervisor for counselling and psychotherapy students at Newman University.
I am registered and accredited as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Accredited Practitioner status means that the training I have completed meets the standards set by relevant professional bodies and has reached a specified level of professional experience.
To maintain my professional accreditation, I work within a Code of Ethics and Practise, committed to ongoing training and development, and my practise is reviewed once every 5 years by experienced colleagues and my professional organisation.
I adhere to the Code of Ethics and Professional Practise of the Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute, which conforms to the Code of Ethics and Practise of UKCP.
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute (ScPTI)