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About me

 

I am a professionally qualified humanistic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). This means that I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

As a Registered BACP Member I am required to keep to a high standard of on-going training and development and to attend regular clinical supervision to ensure I provide all my clients with an ethical, safe, and professional service. 

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from York St. John, awarded distinction.  In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a therapist within different charities; most recently The Kirkwood Hospice and Wakefield Well Women Centre.

I have over 15 years' experience working within the voluntary sector mental health services in the management, development and delivery of services.  I have worked in partnership with statutory and private sector organisations in the development of peer-led services.  I am passionate about supporting people who feel different or othered in making sense of their experiences and in finding a voice.

I also hold a PhD in microbiology and prior to working in mental health, I worked for NHS England developing methods for detecting and diagnosing infectious diseases.

Qualifications

 - Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Distinction), York St John University

 - Diploma in Group Work Practice, Institute of Group Analysis

 - Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling

 - Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor 

 - Certificate (HE) in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills, Leeds Beckett University

 - Transactional Analysis 101, UKATA

 - PhD Microbial Biochemistry

 - BSc (Hons) 2:1 Applied Biology

 Recent Training

 - Internal Family Systems

 - Working at relational depth

 - Working with neurodivergence

 - Men, intimacy and shame

 - Bereavement and Loss

 - Bereavement by Suicide

 - Adult Safeguarding

 - Sexuality, gender and sex

 Professional memberships:

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