Qualifications & Experience


Qualifications
:

  • 2016 - EMDR Trauma Training Parts 1-3
  • 2016 - Certificate in Clinical Skills Supervision (update training)
  • 2015 - Advanced Certificate in Couples/Relationships Counselling
  • 2014 - Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • 2013 - Certificate in Couples/Relationships Counselling
  • 2011 - Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • 2009 - PTLLS Level 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • 2009 - Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • 2008 - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • 2007 - Certificate in Bereavement, Loss & Grief

Accreditation/Registration
:

  • Since 2012 - Regd. MBACP (Accred) - BACP Registered/Accredited Counsellor

  • Since 2016 - Member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland - EMDR Trained Therapist (working towards EMDR Practitioner Accreditation



CPD
  • I keep up to date with CPD (Continuing Professional Development) with current legislation and techniques in form of attending workshops, training and reading.
  •  I also have up to date training on Safeguarding Adults/Child Protection, Domestic Violence Awareness and Equality & Diversity issues.

 

Other

  • Insured for Public & Personal Liability up to £5 million
  • Current enhanced DBS

Experience (most recent first):

Employed:

  • Care Fertility - Nottingham - Sessional Counsellor.  Counselling individuals and couples (both heterosexual and same-sex couples)  with fertility issues including implications of treatment sessions   (i.e. egg/sperm donation).  (February 2014-February 2017)
 
  • Central Nottinghamshire MIND - Mansfield - Counsellor Coordinator.   Counselling clients aged 18+ with mental health issues.  Carrying out assessments to ascertain clients needs and matching clients to volunteers.  Support and supervision of volunteers along with matching clients and volunteers.(June 2013-October 2014)

 

  • Private counselling practice.  I have been counselling individuals and couples (both heterosexual and same-sex couples) from my home. 
  • I have been counselling individuals and couples through EAP's (Employee Assistance Providers) and local employers on a short term basis (i.e. up to 6 sessions).  My EAP work also includes carrying out Mandatory Supervision Sessions for Police Officers who work with high-risk/complex cases onsite at Nottinghamshire Police and Derbyshire Constabulary.   (From January 2010)

 

  • SYEDA (South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association) - Sheffield - Counselling Coordinator.   Counselling clients and carers with mild to moderate eating disorders which includes anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating.  Assessments to ascertain clients and carers needs for their support requirements. (November 2010-January 2012).

 

Voluntary:

  • New College Nottingham - counselling A'Level/BTEC students in connection with college workload, deadlines, exams, relationships, friendships, eating issues, anxiety, depression, OCD - (Sept 2007-June 2008)

 

  • Cruse Bereavement Care (Mansfield & Ashfield) - counselling clients with grief, bereavement and loss issues (June 2007-December 2010)