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Counselling Experience

  • 15 years running my busy private practice

  • 12 years as the Lead Counsellor at The Henley College,  a 6th Form College with over 2000  16-18 year old students

  •  6 years as the staff counsellor at John Lewis, High Wycombe


  • 5 years counselling in a Young Persons Agency in High Wycombe


  • 2 years working with a Post-Natal Support Group in Maidenhead

  • 2 years counselling at a secondary school in Bourne-end, Buckinghamshire

  • 1 year as a Children and Family Counsellor  for Buckinghamshire Mind, High Wycombe

  • I also work for some Employee Assistance Providers and Health Insurers, in a time limited manner.

Professional Registration

Like many counsellors, I am listed on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists  (BACP Register) which is a pre-requisite for practicing members of the BACP(British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)).This means that you can be confident that I hold appropriate professional qualifications, insurance, have monthly supervision, commit to regular professional development and abide by the BACP code of ethics.

Many counsellors and employers see Accreditation with the BACP as an important next step to recognise the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy. I was awarded Accreditation with the BACP in 2008.

I was granted my Certificate of  UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) in 2009.

BACP Senior Accreditation is available for the most experienced practitioners recognising accomplishment and professional development and I was awarded this in 2013.


Qualifications and Training

Ongoing training is integral to my practice and I cannot list everything I have done (which includes training on working with Aspergers, Eating Disorders, Self-harm, PTSD, Suicide, Bereavement and Loss etc). I have selected some of the more formal qualifications below:

  • 2005 Diploma in Counselling

  • 2008 Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling with Children and Families

  • 2010 Teaching Clients to use Mindfulness Skills

  • 2010 Introduction to CBT (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, 50 hours), including using CBT to work with Panic and Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, OCD, and Depression

  • 2012 Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)

  • 2012 Compassion Focused Therapy – Professor Paul Gilbert

  • 2015 Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology – Part-time, 2 year University  course approved by the British Psychological Society

  • 2015, 2018 Prevent Training which meets the Governments Prevent Duty Requirement to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised by terrorism

  • 2018 Working with GDPR – certification that I understand GDPR and I am registered with the Information Commissions Office (ICO).

  • 2020 Making Therapy accessible to LGBTQ Clients

  • 2020 Course on the All Party Parliamentary Group Guidance for Psychological Therapists on Prescribed Drug Dependence

  • 2022  The NFCE Accredited Therapeutic Coaching Certificate 

I hold an enhanced DBS check to enable me to work with children and vulnerable people.

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