For the past 13 years I have worked within education and a hospice setting. I have worked as a counsellor, a counselling service manager and have delivered training and supervision to other counsellors.
I hold an MA in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton, 2008. I hold a diploma in Counselling Supervision from Wealden Psychotherapy Institute in Crowborough, 2012. In July 2021, I am due to qualify as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with SOSI, London.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP accred), 2011. I am a student member of the Somatic Experiencing Association United Kingdom SEAUK
Continuing professional development
Recent additional training includes a masterclass in 'Polyvagal Theory
Informed Trauma Assessment and Interventions' with Deb Dana, 'Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors' with Janina Fisher, 'The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe; working with Boundaries Inside and Out' with Juliane Taylor Shore
, 'Dissociation and the Body' with Pat Ogden and 'Somatic Strategies to Address the Interplay Between Shock and Developmental Trauma' with Peter Levine. I am currently assisting on online introductory SE trainings in Hungary.
I adhere to the ethical framework as outlined by the BACP