I’m a fully qualified counsellor with more than 9 years experience. Here are some more details about my training and experience:

Counsellor qualifications

  • MSc in Counselling Psychology, Keele University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Keele University
  • Certificate in Counselling, Keele University

As well as the above general qualifications, I have also undertaken counsellor training in many other specific areas via workshops and continuing professional development, including:

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy which aims to reduce the risk of recurrent depression for people who have experienced repeated episodes.
  • Rewind Therapy which can help those experiencing flashbacks and nightmares about a traumatic event.

Experience

My professional experience includes face to face work, online and phone work in a wide range of settings:

  • Private practice
  • Counselling through insurers such as BUPA, AXA
  • Employee Assistance programmes such as Health Assured, Wellbeing Solutions, CIC
  • Cheshire Councils Occupational Health Service
  • Just Drop In youth counselling service, Macclesfield
  • NHS Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffs Combined Healthcare Trust

Professional Membership and Registration

I am an accredited and registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy) and work within their Ethical Framework. I am registered with BACP’s Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and approved by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

(BACP membership number: 703037; Certificate of registration number: 37818).

I have an enhanced DBS (was CRB) check and I’m fully insured.