Professional QualificationsI am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Qualifications include:
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling, based on Person Centred, Gestalt and
Transactional Analysis theory
- Foundation Year Training Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Eating Disorders with the National Centre for Eating Disorders
- Certificate in Couple Counselling Using the Arts
Other training and areas of experience include:-
I trained in this area with Sussex Alcohol and Substance Use Service, and gained considerable experience working out of a GP surgery for two years.
I have worked as a volunteer with beat, which is the working name of the Eating Disorders Association. I also have trained with the National Centre For Eating Disorders.
I have specific bereavement training and experience with St Peter & St James Hospice, having been a volunteer counsellor there for six years.
I initially gained experience counselling young people at The Information Shop for Young People, and continue to enjoy working with this age group.
A Broad Spectrum
I spent a couple of years working with Hastings & Rother Counselling Service, now called Counselling Plus, a registered charity which offers low cost counselling to the general public.
Personal ApproachPhilosophically my training is humanistic in orientation. What this means for me is that every client merits respect regardless of difference. People's actions may sometimes lack in skill, but in essence, every person is OK. Innately people strive for what is wholesome although experience affects decisions we make along the way. Ultimately we all have responsibility for our own lives and we have the power to change. The humanistic model is a hopeful one.
I use my training and other life skills fluidly to help me see you as the individual you are, and to best fit your needs.