for Mencap with families with a member with a learning disability
I have worked
for Age Concern, running a citizen advocacy project for older people
as a counsellor with heavy drinkers and their families
as a senior counsellor and clinical supervisor in NHS primary care
since 2005, in private practice as a counsellor and then psychotherapist.
I have an active interest in restorative justice.
I am a humanistic psychotherapist with Transactional Analysis as my core model.
My professional training and qualifications
Batchelor of Arts Degree (BA Hons)
Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling (1998)
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and Masters Degree (MSc) in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (2008).
Endorsed by EATA as a Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy Specialty (PTSTA) (2009)
Other continuing professional development training has included
Working with couples
Working with heavy drinkers
Working with over-eating and obesity
EMDR for working with trauma, Parts 1, 2 & 3
Brief solution-focussed counselling
I have been registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist since 2008.
To find out more about UKCP and visit www.psychotherapy.org.uk, click here.
I am a member and registered with the United KIngdom Association for Transactional Analysis(UKATA) as a PTSTA [see above].
To learn more about UKATA and go to www,uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk, click here.
I am a member of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA).
For find more information about EATA and visit www.eatanews.org click here.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
To learn more about BACP and visit www.bacp.co.uk, click here .
Codes of Ethics and Practice
To be a member of the above bodies, I have agreed to adhere to their codes for ethical and professional practice.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
My insurance with Balens is renewed annually.