Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS15-02697
In early 2010 I attended the British Association of Anger Management’s anger management programme led by Mike Fisher and subsequently went on to train as an accredited facilitator of anger management programmes with Mike completing my training in November 2010. I then trained in counselling skills through Life-Force, Colchester gaining my Certificate in Counselling Skills in December 2011, and then studied working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2012. In Early 2017 I attended Pink therapy’s Essentials in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy Training, and at the start of this year I attended two days training in Gender, Relationship and and Sexual Diversity Therapy run by Outreach, Cumbria. I have recently completed my Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Through my experiences of facilitating my anger management programme, I adopt an integrative approach to my counselling work. This is underpinned by a person centered, humanistic position where I am able to shift to other styles depending on your needs. I have found that my own practice is informed through my continued self-development, my work with my clients and my research and learning. This has led me to know that two key elements in counselling are the continual development and deepening of the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client within a safe and secure environment, and my ability as a therapist to accept and value the individuality and importance of your experiences so that I can fully support your unique journey of self-learning and personal development.
I have a current, clean enhanced DBS certificate, and have full indemnity insurance in place for both my counselling and anger management work, and work under National Counselling Society Code of Ethics.
I have recently moved to Dalton-In-Furness having lived in Essex for the past 20 years. I am 59, divorced twice, and have three children, two of whom are grown up.
- Qualifications & ExperienceNovember 2010 The British Association of Anger Management, East Grinstead, West Sussex; Anger Management Facilitator
November 2011 Life-Force, Colchester; ABC Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Skills
October 2012 Completed correspondence course for certificate in Living and Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
March 2017 Completed Pink Therapy 6 day training in Essentials of Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy
March 2017 Chryslais Not For Profit, Bridgwater; Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
January 2018 Completed Outreach Cumbria 2 day training in Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity Therapist Training
March 2018 Chryslais Not For Profit, Bridgwater; Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken