Training and Experience
MBACP Registered and Accredited
Master NLP Coaching
With over 20 year experience in the counselling profession I work with young adults, adults, individuals, couples and groups. I work on short and long term contracts.
I work in private practice and my theoretical orientation is a relational/integrative model both in counselling and supervision. I incorporate CBT, TA, Existentialism, psychodynamic, person centred and NLP coaching into my practice.
Psychotherapy and Counselling - Individuals & Couples (short and long term)
Clients usually Self refer or hear about me via word of mouth. I have returning clients and referrals from GP's, Solicitors, EAP's (Employment Assisted Programs).
Please Contact Me if you would like to book a session.
SUPERVISION / CONSULTATION
I have been supervising students on placement since 2011
(on the University of Leeds & Leeds Beckett University supervisor list for students).
Continuing with placements, finding other counselling contracts & setting up in private practice (consultation)
Experienced Counsellors / Psychotherapists
Working in private practice or organisations.
Individual and group supervision for health professionals, family workers & therapists, care home employees, social workers.
You may not know what it is that you want, or be confused about the huge choice of counsellors. I offer half hour and one hour meetings for questions.
MBACP (accred and Reg)
ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors) member
PGC in Counselling Supervision
BSc Batchelor of Science in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in couple counselling
Master NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Practitioner
Published Articles – ACC (Association of Christian counsellors) Summer and Winter Journal 2020
ACCREDITED AND REGISTERED MEMBER OF
A LITTLE HISTORY OF MY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Private Practice 2004 – Present
continue to work in private practice
I have worked in private practice as an integrative psychotherapist, NLP coach and supervisor for many years around Leeds, Harrogate and Wetherby. I now also have a busy online practice.
Advisor and Co-Director Counselling Services 2006 - 2020
Based in Leeds and York for 15 years working largely with students from colleges & universities around Yorkshire, Leeds, York & Huddersfield.
Lecturer and Facilitator,
University of Leeds - 2011 - 2014, Leeds Beckett - 2016 - 2018
I worked on both the BSc & MA courses within Leeds Universities such as Leeds Beckett and The University of Leeds, which was such a privilege after studying at both.
Coaching Training 2006 - 2010
I became a Master NLP Practitioner after completing the Certificate & Diploma in NLP during a further 4 years of study.
Supervisor of Psychotherapy 2011 - Present
After further study, 1 year, at The university of Leeds in 2011, I qualified with a PGC in supervision for psychotherapy and counselling.
Working as a Freelance Counsellor within Counselling Services 2004 - 2009
North Leeds, Harrogate and Wetherby working within private counselling services, self- referrals and EAP’s.
Accreditation Qualification 2009 - Present
Being a member of BACP since 2002, In 2009 I completed the BACP accredited assessment program, 6 months. Since 2017 registration came in, I am a registered accredited member of both BACP and Registered with ACC
Counselling in Secondary Education 2003 - 2006
Secondary education for 4 years setting up counselling services for 11-16 yr olds and a service for teaching/pastoral staff. Working with services such as CAMHS, young carers and behaviour support.
Cert, Dip & BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy 2001 - 2006
After gaining my HE certificate, 1 year, at Parklane/Leeds Met, I became a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a Diploma, 2 years, from Leeds Beckett University (known then as Leeds Metropolitan) and finally a further 1 year gaining a BSc.
Around 1999 - 2002
Trained with the Samaritans around 3 months and also gained a mentoring and counselling skills qualification, 6 months, within the prison service for offenders and ex-offenders. I worked for a few years on a rehabilitation programme in high category prisons through pastoral services.
I completed many training courses in counselling all around 3 to 5 months, such as the introduction to counselling, developing & further developing in counselling at Park Lane college.