About

I am a qualified MBACP accredited counsellor; higher level 4 professional diploma in counselling skills and theory, distinction in CBT, transactional analysis and person-centred therapy, currently studying counselling for depression. I have 14 years’ experience with 1-1 counselling and more recently group counselling: covering a range of psychological and emotional issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety and trauma. I have experience counselling in schools and gp surgery settings as well as office based. I have specialist area training in the prevention of suicide and survivors of incest and sexual abuse, having worked for ISAS (incest and sexual abuse survivors) for 3 years. I have a further 7 years’ experience working within a secure unit for women, this giving further knowledge and understanding of mental health and emotional well-being; within this role I used my skills in a therapeutic Manor when dealing with adults and young people often with histories of prolonged domestic and sexual abuse. I have extensive training and good awareness of safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality policies, note keeping, working within a MDT, first aid and paediatric first aid training, I have also been an Ofsted registered childminder, I have worked with young homeless people, within this role I supported 8 young people emotionally and am responsible for the whole projects healthy lifestyles. I have been counselling young people in primary schools throughout Lincoln and Grantham. I have 3 years’ experience working within the NHS, IAPT services for insight healthcare as a full-time counsellor, treating 24 clients a week with a wide range of issues. This work changed to remote from March 2020, delivering therapy via telephone or online; overall recovery rate to date is 59% overall material improvement is 73%. Currently working with 27 clients a week, delivering therapy via zoom with a company in Republic of Ireland. My work experience and training has given me excellent communication skills, the ability to lone work and be a good team member, I am always keen and able to learn new skills. My counselling approach is eclectic, delivering a wide range of therapeutic practices, theories and techniques which have developed through continuous CPD. I am also a qualified counselling supervisor, accredited, and have a level 2 certificate in team leading.

Speciality

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Education

Professional Diploma

Lincoln College- Higher Level 4 Professional Diploma in Counselling

Seminars and Training

  • Level 5 counselling supervision training (1 year), Ridgeway college - Professor Graham cocking
  • BACP Accreditation
  • Treating trauma, the pathway to transformation, with DR Robert Rhonton.
  • Therapy techniques for anxiety, phobias, and OCD , with DR Stephen J Costello.
  • Logo therapy techniques, online training
  • Human givens institute, managing trauma, the rewind technique
  • Existential contributions to counselling and psychotherapy (1 day)
  • Relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy (1 day) - Mick Cooper
  • Person centred contributions to counselling and psychotherapy (1 day) - Mick Cooper
  • You cant outweigh shame; with Juliet Grayson and William Ayot (1 day)
  • Trauma focused CBT for PTSD
  • Prevention of suicide and self harm; delivered by harmless
  • Suicide bereavement ; delivered by harmless
  • Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. (ISAS)
  • Grooming and offending behaviour (ISAS)
  • Working with ritual abuse survivor's (ISAS)
  • Working with male survivors (ISAS)
  • Working with dreams (ISAS)
  • Understanding disassociation disorder (ISAS)
  • Awareness of impact of domestic violence ; women's aid.

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