Therapist & Supervisor
MA Counselling, MBACP,
Accredited EMDR Practitioner,
PG Cert in Clinical Supervision
Loneliness is not cured by human company.
Loneliness is cured by contact with reality.
(Anthony De Mello)
Counselling/ psychotherapy qualifications & registrations
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision,
Mindsite Training, 2021
Advanced Certificate in Person Centred Experiential
Counselling for Depression,
University of Central Lancashire, 2019
EMDR Therapy Basic Training, EMDR
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapy
based on the brain's innate ability to process and assimilate difficult
experiences. It is especially helpful when we have become stuck with
the emotional impact of (major or minor) traumatic experiences in the
EMDR Association UK & Ireland
membership (working towards accreditation)
MA Counselling, University of Manchester, 2012
My research dissertation gained a distinction and lead to a
published article in Therapy
Today in April 2013 (see Publications for further details).
Advanced Diploma in Counselling, University of
This is a BACP-accredited professional qualification in integrative counselling.
BACP membership and
registration, since 2010
The British Association for
Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is one of the main professional
bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. It provides
Ethical Framework for Good Practice that I and many other
practitioners abide by.
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills,
PCCS Training, 2009
Numerous shorter training courses in
different therapeutic approaches, including:
- CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I)
- Transactional Analysis (TA) 101
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT),
- Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT),
- Solution-Focused Therapy,
- Emotional Freedom Technique,
- Working with Groups,
- Gestalt Therapy.
Also specialised training on dealing with particular issues, including
loss, bereavement, trauma and domestic abuse.
Taking part in personal development workshops and
therapy groups means that I continue to work on my own development and self-awareness.
Other qualifications of interest
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care,
Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, 2015
Ascentis Level 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong
Learning Sector, Oldham College, 2012
BA (Hons) English Studies, Manchester Metropolitan
I have always been fascinated by language and literature, and used
characters and stories to make sense of life and the
world we live in.
If you have any further questions, I welcome informal
enquiries by phone or email.