I am a qualified Nurse with over 25 years experience and I'm registered with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council).
I have worked in both acute and non-acute settings, NHS and private. I still work part-time as a Nurse and this gives me a unique insight into how mental health problems can affect physical health, and vice versa.
I have a pgDip in Psychodynamic Counselling from Manor House Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an Accredited Member of BACP, and I was a counsellor for the charity Mind for 5 years.
I have completed further training in Bereavement Counselling, Relationship Counselling at The Tavistock and Mentalization Based Therapy at The Anna Freud Centre.
I have a Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and a Certificate in NLP from the acclaimed Quest Institute.
Adult and Youth MHFA
I am an accredited Instructor Member, approved by MHFA England to deliver both the Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid courses
(MHFA England is the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor training in England)
I have a Diploma in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision, which is accredited with both the UKCP and BACP.