I am a senior accredited and highly qualified counsellor/therapist (PhD, BACP Senior Accredited) with over 20 years experience.
I trained in counselling at the University of Brighton, gaining the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (1998) and an MA in Counselling Studies (2001). In 2019, also at the University of Brighton, I was conferred a PhD in counselling and psychotherapy for research about 'pluralistic' therapy. In addition, I have completed trainings with Cruse (bereavement counselling) as well as some training experience with RELATE (relationship counselling). I also have TA 101 (Transactional Analysis) (2005), a Certificate in Life Coaching (2006), a Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (2006),a specialist training in Primary Care Counselling from the Tavistock Clinic in London (2006), attended masterclasses with John Rowan (2008) and completed Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training Levels I, II and III (2009). I have worked over the years for the Brighton and Hove Federation of Disabled People (now called Possability), Cruse, with Brighton Housing Trust in their Care in the Community mental health projects, in primary care, for EAPs (Employee Assistance Programmes) and in independent practice.