About Me

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.

 


 

Qualifications  

*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

 

*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

*Inner-Child Workshop

*Compassion Focused Therapy, Working With Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma

Gestalt Therapy Workshop

*Perinatal Depression

*Understanding Men Who Abuse

*Hypnotherapy Workshop (endorsed by the BACP)

*Couples Counselling

**Working with Male and Female Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse 

*Mindfulness

*HIV / LGBT

*Modern Slavery / Human Trafficking

*Working with Suicide Risk in Counselling and Psychotherapy (DR Andrew Reeves)

*Mental Illness and Referral

*Art Therapy

*Transactional Analysis

*Gestalt, Dream Work