I am professionally accredited by the leading association the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and on the BACP Register. You can come directly to me - a phone call or email is all it takes - and I also take referrals from GPs, the NHS, Employee Assistance Programmes, and private medical practitioners. I am listed with insurers BUPA, Aviva, Cigna, PruHealth and Vitality Health. I receive regular professional supervision for my continued professional development.
Professional development and qualifications:
Senior Practitioner at Mindtalk, an independent group of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Market Harborough, Leicestershire 2016. Between us we have the qualifications and skills to work with children, young people and families, couples, and adult individuals.
Recognised Supervisor (UKCP), Diploma in Adult Individual and Group Supervision (Integrative, Transpersonal), CCPE 2017
Six day training in therapeutic Clinical Hypnotherapy, with Dr John Butler,
PhD (Med Sci., Lond.), MBSH, MBPsS, MA, BA(Hons.), BSc(Hons.), DHP, Dip A.T., CHT, FNRHP
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)Training (EMDRIA and
EMDR -E approved) 2014 (Attachment Focused EMDR Level 3 advanced, 2015)
CCPE London, Diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 2009–2012
Counsellor and psychotherapist at The Bower House, Market Harborough 2009 - present
Richard Erskine workshop on Relational Integrative Psychotherapy 2012 AND 2014
Two day workshop on Somatic Experiencing with Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing UK) 2013
British Psychological Society approved course 0n CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), 2012
Path of Love Process
Graduate of the Hoffman Process, UK. 2007
Volunteer for Serious Crime Unit, specialising in domestic violence at Victim Support, Leicester 2008-9
Transformed Self course, Australia. 2009
I graduated with a BA Hons in English Literature from Exeter University in 1981. For many years I had a career as a senior manager in multinational business, and have also been involved in small business enterprise as an employer, and in farming. I am qualified with a PGCE (1997) as a teacher at secondary level.
My approach is transpersonal and integrative, drawing upon the theories of many modalities including psychodynamic, relational, Jungian, person-centred, humanistic, gestalt, transactional analysis, CBT, however the quality of our therapeutic relationship is the fundamental factor in success.