My professional counselling qualifications are: a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling; both of which were awarded by Bath Spa University. I also hold a Diploma in 'Parks Inner Child Therapy'; a qualification awarded by Raworth College, following an extensive training period undertaken with the founder of this psychotherapeutic approach: 'Penny Parks'.
In addition to the above: I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 'Senior Accredited Counsellor' and so I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice and subject to its professional conduct procedure.
Areas of Specialism
I have been trained in what is referred to as an 'Integrative Model' of counselling; this incorporates elements of humanistic,psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy. In addition I have also undertaken specialised training with organisations such as 'CRUSE Bereavement Care', 'Victim Support', 'Mindfields College' and 'The British Mindfulness Institute' etc.
I see clients on a one-to-one basis and only work with adults.
My clients are either self-referred, referred by their employers (either directly or via 3rd parties such as Insurance Companies or Employee Assistance Program providers) and on occasions are referred directly to me by a specific welfare provider.