My Qualifications and Training

Academic qualifications, continuing professional development and background

While qualifications and training alone do not guarantee that a therapist will be right for a particular client, I believe it is important that my clients know that I am a qualified and registered therapist, and that I am committed to continue to develop my understanding and skills through ongoing training.

 

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, awarded by Staffordshire University and accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies awarded by CPCAB Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body 

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by CPCAB Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body 
 

 

Additional Training

Shame, Internal Criticism and Relational Withdrawal: Psychotherapy of the Schizoid Process delivered by NATAS with Dr Richard Erskine

Applying Child Development Theory and Research in Psychotherapy with Adult Clients delivered by nScience with Dr Richard Erksine

Moving Your Practice Online delivered by the Online Therapy Institute

Online Working delivered by Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute

Suicide Prevention delivered by the Mental Health Academy

31st International Trauma Conference delivered by The Trauma Research Foundation

Integrating Counselling and Psychotherapy: Directionality, Synergy and Social Change delivered by Prof. Mick Cooper

Relational and Integrative Psychotherapy Five-day Experiential Workshop delivered by Dr Richard Erskine

Exploring the Unknown in the Therapeutic Alliance delivered by Suzanne Schultz

Use of the Body in Psychotherapy delivered by Eugene McHugh

Working at Relational Depth delivered by Prof. Mick Cooper

Introduction to Working with the Sandtray delivered by Julie Lanyon-Hogg

Counselling Young People Five-day Workshop delivered by Cathy Lasher at SPTI

 


Working Experience

2020 - Present Canta Therapy Ltd

2018 - Present The Leicester Counselling Centre

2018 - 2019 Twenty Twenty (Leicester)

 

Background

I am married with two teenage children and I have now lived in South Leicestershire for over 25 years, after growing up in Hampshire.

I have also worked in industry for over 30 years in factory environments, on industrial sites and running small businesses; and working on projects in the energy, power, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors worldwide.  This has given me broad experience working across different cultures, in a variety of teams, including management roles, working with financial challenges and overcoming difficult circumstances. I currently also teach Level 2 Counselling Skills in a local Further Education College. 

I feel that this broad working and life experience contributes to my understanding of the many challenges life can throw at us.