Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS22-02406
I first trained in pastoral care & listening skills, effectively an introduction to counselling, when as an instructor in charge of RAF students. I enjoyed the first course so much I did a further course the next year. Following the RAF I was to then go on to a career in education before choosing to retrain and develop the 'supporting people' skillls I had used during this time.
My counselling has seen me gain experience working with St Barnabas Hospice, where I still continue as both a volunteer counsellor and also in an employed role working with different client groups outside the charity's core role.
My knowledge and understanding of wider counselling and psychotherapy theory and skills were further enhanced by when I combined my extensive education and training background with counselling as a Training manager for student counsellors and course design. During this time I also managed a team of counsellors providing single session 'walk-in' therapy and mental wellbeing support - this led to my interest in brief therapy - and my training in Single Session therapy with a leading authority in this way of working.
I now combine all of these as a Person-centred Counsellor. Although this is my core approach I truly value my training in the more psychotherapeutic way of quickly alleviating the impact of trauma and abuse that my training in using Rewind Therapy offers. I have also trained in the different skills that online and telephone counselling require.
My private practice is therefore based on my understanding and skills gained throughout my professional counselling experiences and ongoing professional development, which informs my work with individuals across a range of settings and personal issues. I am experienced in pre and post bereavement and working with both the person facing the life limiting or life changing medical condition and those supporting and caring for them.
I have successfully supported clients experiencing impacts of trauma including PTSD & C-PTSD; this includes survivors of domestic abuse/partner violence, terrorist incidents and accidents. For this I use Rewind Therapy alongside my core person-centred approach in a very effective pluralistic approach.
As an Employee Assistance Program counsellor I am experienced in supporting individuals with issues related to difficulties such as stress, remote working, workplace dynamics and burnout etc.
I have worked with individuals suffering depression and also severe anxiety.
You can read more about the therapies I offer on www.lincspca.co.uk
I hold malpractice, professional indemnity, public and products liability insurance with Holistic.
I have an enhanced DBS and am registered with the ICO.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI first trained in pastoral care and listening skills as an instructor in the RAF.
I then qualified with a level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2020.
I have continued professional development since, which includes:
2022 TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Self Harm & Suicide Awareness
2021 Creative Counsellors Walk & Talk Ecotherapy CPD
2021 ACTO Level 2 Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
2021 Single Session therapy with Prof W Dryden.
2022 Human Givens certificate of Effective Brief psychotherapy
2020 Uncommon Knowledge Rewind Therapy. (IART Accredited)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Bereavement / Loss
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Suicidal feelings