About Me

Initially from a financial services and corporate background, I began counselling training in 2000. My core training is in Person Centred counselling and I have undergone continuous training in other approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Each client is unique and I draw on techniques when working with clients which I feel would benefit the client.

I have experience of working with a broad range of issues and I have had specialist training in bereavement and loss issues and have been a bereavement counsellor for a national agency for 12 years and also supervise other bereavement counsellors.

I am trained and experienced in working with eating disorders, obesity and weight management issues and qualified as a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders & Obesity, having undergone practitioner training with the National Centre for Eating Disorders. I have a particular passion for working with binge eating, bulimia and anorexia.

I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical guidelines. In accordance with BACP guidelines my client work is taken to supervision on a regular basis.

Qualifications

  • Dip Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in CBT Methods
  • Dip Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Quest Institute, London
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, Quest Institute, London
  • Licensed Integral Eye Movement Therapy Practitioner
  • Emotional Freedom Technique AAMET level 2 (trained by Karl Dawson)
  • Accredited Bereavement Counsellor
  • Certificate in Practitioner Skills in Obesity Management (NCFED)
  • Certificate in Nutritional Skills for Eating Disorders (NCFED)
  • Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (NCFED)
  • Master Practitioner Eating Disorders & Obesity (NCFED)
  • INLPTA Diploma Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • INLPTA Certified Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • An ongoing commitment to Continuous Professional Development.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of BACP
  • Member NCH
  • Professional Member of BEAT
  • Network Member of National Centre for Eating Disorders