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30th June 2022 

About Me

Professional Background
I have worked

  • for Mencap with families with a member with a learning disability
  • 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
  • since 2009 as a supervisor
    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
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Brief solution-focussed counselling

    Professional bodies
  • 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, 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,, click here.
  • I am a member of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA).
    For find more information about EATA and visit 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.