I am a professionally qualified counsellor and cognitive behaviour therapist. I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, working ethically to their framework. My aim is to provide a quality therapeutic service.
I have over 25 years nursing experience working in the field of adult mental health. I have worked within NHS, charity and private settings. As a person centred staff nurse I worked with adults who had complex physical and/or mental health needs. Later in my nursing career I worked with dementia. I have extensive experience caring for and supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, epilepsy, dementia, mental illness, terminal illness and end of life care.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and I have a holistic and intuitive approach to the way I work.
I am able to work on both a short and long term basis according to your preference and needs.
I offer a confidential and professional service but one which is also creative and holistic to your individual and unique needs.
As well as my own private practice I have also worked voluntary for RASA (Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre) and Age UK Wirral.
*Diploma in level 5 CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) *Diploma in Therapeutic-Counselling
*Staff Nurse RNMH
*Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
*British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Certificate of Proficiency
*Certificate in End of Life Care
*Certificate in Dementia Care
*Qualified Reiki Practitioner
*2nd Degree Black Belt in Goyararu Mixed Martial Art
Continued Professional Development
*Working with Shame
*Introduction to Transactional Analysis
*Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
**Working With Dreams
*Introduction to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
*Loss & Grief : Dying & Death
*Compassion Fatigue and self care
*Keeping Clients Safe (Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults)
*Working with Anger and Passivity
*Working with Trauma (Finding Sanctuary)
*Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
*Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (D.B.T.)
*Personality Disorders Workshop
*Working with Eating Disorders
*ADHD and other Neurodevelopmental Conditions
*Ethical Decision Making
*Compassion Focused Therapy, Working With Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma
* Gestalt Therapy Workshop
*Understanding Men Who Abuse
*Hypnotherapy Workshop (endorsed by the BACP)
**Working with Male and Female Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse
*HIV / LGBT
*Modern Slavery / Human Trafficking
*Working with Suicide Risk in Counselling and Psychotherapy (DR Andrew Reeves)
*Mental Illness and Referral