I'm person-centred in my way of working, using an integrative approach including psychodynamic, existential, postmodern and cognitive approaches where I feel that these may be of benefit to the client.
In 1984 I was awarded a business degree (BSc in Management Science) from the University of Manchester, and went on to work in the public sector as a systems auditor in local government.
In 2006 I received a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University/University of Surrey. This followed a Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2001 from Regent’s College, London.
In 2009 I received a Certificate in Professional Development in Gambling, Problem Gambling and Counselling from the University of Salford, Centre for the Study of Gambling, in conjunction with GamCare.
Professional membership and development
In 2009, during my time in Surrey, I became a full member of the Surrey Counselling & Psychotherapy Initiative (SCPI), a group of around sixty therapists providing mutual support and professional development to members. As part of my practice, I attend workshops, training events and conferences, regularly undertaking continuing professional development.
As a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure. Copies of these documents can be found on the BACP website.