ABOUT ME

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I am passionate about my career as a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and life coach. I am committed to working with people who are struggling with life’s difficulties. 

 

I have extensive experience working with mental health issues.  After several years working as a registered mental health nurse I trained as a counsellor then as a psychotherapist. I have over 25years experience, mainly in the psychological therapy department within the Adult Mental Health Sector of the NHS and now in my private therapy practice in Maidstone, Kent. I have also trained and worked as a clinical supervisor within a BACP accredited counselling training course.

 

I have trained extensively and have worked with many aspects of human difficulty, including relational trauma, relational difficulties, bereavement, anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues.

 

I specialise in working with adults with early attachment difficulties,  relational trauma and eating disorders.  

 

My main training includes a Diploma in Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Metanoia Institute, London in Integrative Psychotherapy. In therapy the term integrative describes using different therapeutic models that work most effectively with the issues or concerns that you may have. In the last six years I have studied for a BA (Hons.) in Fine Art (Central Saint Martins), researching the philosophical and psychological aspects of art on the individual’s mental health.

 

Training and Qualifications

 

Metanoia Institute:

• Five year Integrative Psychotherapy Training.

• Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Middlesex University (Level 7)

 

CCST:

• Three year Diploma in Counselling

 

RMN:

     Registered Mental Health Nurse Training

 

Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders:

National Centre for Eating Disorders 

Approved by the British Psychological Society 

Central Saint Martins, UAL, London

• BA (Hons.). Fine Art

 

Centre for Coaching London, approved by British Psychological Society:

• Life Coach Training

 

British Mindfulness Academy

• Certificate in Mindfulness

 

Counsellor Tutor

• Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate, approved by ACTO

 

Also various certificates from post-graduate training workshops.

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

I am on the accredited register of the British Association for Psychotherapists and Counsellors.

 

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for the safekeeping of records. This is in line with GDPR.