Training and experience

I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Wealden Institute, BACP accredited).

My further training includes:
– Transactional analysis
– Trauma and recovery
– Attachment disorder and trauma
– Stress management
– Drug, alcohol and addictions awareness
– Working with concerned relatives affected by drug/alcohol use
– Patient and Families Support training at St Catherine’s Hospice
– Using sand tray in counselling.

Until recently I worked for Pavilions Drugs and Alcohol Service in their Families and Carers Team supporting people affected by the substance use of a significant other. I have also worked at St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley counselling the bereaved and those anticipating bereavement, and I was a listening volunteer for the Samaritans for several years.

I have experience of working with people on a variety of issues, including:
– anxiety and panic
– stress
– depression
– bereavement and loss
– dealing with a terminal diagnosis
– identity
– sexuality
– coping with change or uncertainty
– confidence and self-esteem difficulties
– relationships
– work-place problems

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I follow their Ethical Framework to ensure that I work safely and professionally. This means that I have regular professional supervision, I’m fully insured and I am also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and comply with their guidance on data protection.