I trained at The Minster Centre where I gained a Diploma in Integrative Counselling as well as a Diploma & MA in Integrative Psychotherapy. Later returning to The Minster Centre to gain a Diploma in Integrative Supervision. I am registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy). I am bound by their code of ethics.
I undertake a variety of Continual Professional Development on a regular basis. This has included training in CBT (Cognitive Behavior therapy); EMDR; various specialised trauma training; Sensorimotor Psychotherapy level 1 (Trauma) & level 2 (Developmental Trauma).
I have some 16 years experience of working in the field of personal development and mental health. This has included working with individuals in private practice as well as in organisations: which include London Underground; Westminster Mind; Families Without Fear; Mapesbury Clinic; London Ambulance Service), various EAPs (Employee Assistance Programmes). In 2000, at the behest of the then Director of The Minster Centre, I set up with a colleague Paddy Derry the ARICAS Project (later renamed Families Without Fear). This is a domestic violence working with both survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence. I have also managed various other services including London Underground Counselling & Trauma Service; Westminster Mind Counselling Services.
I has developed a particular expertise in working with trauma. This comes out of the work done at ARICAS as well as being one of the manager’s of the LU service at the time of the London bombings in July 2005. I have enhanced my skills and experience with working with trauma to include the experiences of victims of torture and those with childhood trauma. For further information about working with trauma go to the Trauma page.