qualifications and experience

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma Art Psychotherapy (2004)

University Advanced Diploma Couple Counselling (2008)

Certificate in Integrative Behavioural Couples Therapy (2013) – I am accredited as a “Couple Therapy for Depression IAPT Practitioner” with the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors

Certificate in supervision (2016) 

Membership of Professional Bodies

BACP (senior accredited member)

Health Professions Council – I am a registered art therapist

Specialist Skills Training

An introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy

Certificate in Substance Misuse Care and Counselling Module 2

Pregnancy Crisis Training

Affect Regulation: Working with Complex Trauma & Dissociation

Adoption Counselling Training

Working with long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms.

Dyadic Parent-Child Art Psychotherapy Training

Other shorter training courses on a variety of subjects eg. safeguarding, risk assessment etc

Work Experience

Five years working in Primary Care as a Psychological Therapist

I have been in private practice since 2006

I delivered the art therapy module on the BSc Counselling and Therapeutic Studies course at Leeds Metropolitan University

Associate Counsellor at the NHS workplace counselling service in Sheffield

Couple Counsellor at a Relate Centre

Counsellor at Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service working with women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse

Two years with a Specialist Psychotherapy Team delivering long-term art therapy

I have also led three art therapy groups – with the mothers of young offenders, with a group of people who were suffering with depression and in a care home for elderly people