I have many years of counselling experience working within voluntary organisations in the Carlisle area.
Much of my work has been with couples (and sometimes individuals) wanting to achieve change in a relationship. I also have broad experience of working with people who are going through the pain of loss and bereavement, or who themselves have a life-limiting illness.
In addition to completing my initial training in counselling in the 1990’s, I hold the following formal qualifications in counselling:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Cumbria, 2013
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling, York St. John University, 2013
- Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, 2012
- Diploma in Counsellor Supervision, York St. John University, 2011
I attend regular workshops and training groups to further my on-going professional development and I keep up to date with research and advances in counselling, especially where these may enhance my own practice.
I receive regular supervision for all my counselling work to ensure it is of a high standard.
As a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy I adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Pschotherapy and Professional Conduct Procedure.