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Qualifications & Experience

Experience 2010 – Present

I have had over ten years of experience Counselling clients by applying counselling and psychotherapeutic techniques dealing with issues such as Loss, Change, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Fears / Phobias, Limiting Beliefs, Relationship Problems, Self Harm, Low Self Esteem, Past and Recent Trauma and Existential issues both in Private Practice and working with leading National and Local Charities, Schools and nationally recognised insurance companies..

I have worked in the community for the last eight years with Statutory and Voluntary Organisations providing Counselling and services providing Partnership working and have been with organisations such as the NHS and Local Councils via employment Assistance Programmes for their employees as well as other Blue Chip companies, Insurance companies, National and Regional Charities including ‘The Benjamin Foundation’ based in Norfolk. I am Registered by AXA Healthcare Insurance for those with AXA Healthcare Insurance as well as WPA and Aviva  who are eligible for cover and have been referred by their GP.


CORE QUALIFICATIONS  I have a BSc Honours Degree in Integrative counselling awarded by Middlesex University in 2013 As well as an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy 2012. I also have a Dip. HE. in Integrative Counselling from Matrix College. I hold a CERT. H.E. in Person Centred Counselling skills from the UEA Norwich in 2010. Prior to this, I completed two foundation courses with ‘Who are you now’ in 2009.

I have also attended the following professional development courses with many leading names in their field

Child Protection Training. Nurtured Heart Technique workshop. Motivational Interviewing. EMI eye movement therapy Integration therapy for trauma, phobias And limiting beliefs  – Sue Bayless. Couple Counselling Training Conflict Management in Couple Counselling Training. Couple Counselling Attachment Theory. Couple Counselling – Affairs betrayal and triangles Theory training. Body Mind Training on the Mind-Body connection for Medically Unexplained Symptoms. With thanks to  Professor Helen Payne, PhD. Authentic Movement – Embodied Empathy Training With thanks to Professor Helen Payne, PhD Certificate in Couple Counselling with thanks to Mandy Martin and ACT Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis With thanks to John Plester – East Anglian Institute of Hypnotherapy. Certificate in Brain Spotting – Relief from Trauma and Distress – With thanks to Dr M Grixti London. Certificate of Attendance Helping Children & Teenagers With Traumatic Life Transitions, Losses and Separations Conference. Brainspotting – Working with Trauma in Children Training – Amsterdam by Dr M Grixti. Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography – With thanks to Professor Del Loewenthal Roehampton University. Integrative Counselling Approach to working with Compulsive Hoarding. Trauma & The Body – Somatisation & Dissociation – PODS. Brainspotting Phase 3 – London 2019 With thanks Dr M Grixti and David Grant Phd. Brainspotting Phase 2 – Dr Mark Grixti  2020. Brainspotting Phase 1 – Dr Mark Grixti 2018. EMDR Training EMDR Academy- York with thanks to Caroline Van Diest. Parts 1 & 2 EMDR Training EMDR Academy – Roehampton University – Matthew Wesson. Parts 3 and 4 Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD & Dissassioative disorders – Janine Fisher  PESI 2020. Using Creative Arts Online – Online Events 2020. Group Counselling CPD Training 2020. Treating trauma, complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders Kathy Steele 2020 Pesi. Taking your Therapy Practice Outdoors With thanks Ruth Allen Phd. 2020.

Therapeutic Group Work – Tim Foskett Nov – Dec 2020.

Imposter Syndrome – Anrdrea Rippon – Jan 2021. Understanding Hoarding 2022. Obsessions, Ruminations and Intrusive Thoughts.  Christiane Sanderson Feb 2022 (3). The Meaning of Shame in the Treatment of Trauma – PESI Janine Fisher 2023 (1). Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder GAD (1) SDS 2023. Addressing Trauma based Shame in Children – Margot Sunderland centre – centre for child mental health 2023-(1.5) Working with adopted Children and their families – Centre for child mental health 2023 -(1.5) (please note I am not OFTSTEAD registered this is for wider understanding of the subject).1.5
Single session therapy: Maximising the effect of every therapeutic or coaching encounter Prof Windy Dryden PESI 2023 (6) Dealing with Controlling – Intimidating – Manipulative Personalities – Martin Smith Phd. 2023 (3)
Coronavirus update training 2020 I have offered online therapy and telephone counselling for over 8 years but have recently taken part in Coronavirus Online and Telephone update courses with the UKCP BACP and the Open university coronavirus primer course and have studying the Covid 19 Teleheath Course. Supivision Training I have a level 5 certificate in Supivision (Diploma Level)  Nov 2020 With gratitude to  Lisa Mass Group Supivision Training 2021 With gratitude to Lisa Mass

I am a member of the BACP and listed on their accredited register. I am a Senior Accredited member of the National Counselling Society and qualified  as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I abide by their ethical code of practice of the BACP and NCS As part of this, I attend a Professional Supervision meeting at least every three weeks.

I also hold a DBS / CRB certificate. DBS Certificate Number 001506026620