Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Supervision, Surrey Counselling Training 2018
Diploma (Level 6) Working with Bereaved Children & Young People, OCN 2016
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (FdA) with 'Commendation', Greenwich University 2009
NCFE Levels 1, 2 & 3 Counselling Skills, Guildford College of Further &Higher Education 2007
I remain committed to research & continuing my professional development having attended training in:
Working with alcohol & drug related issues, including an introduction to the work of SADAS (Surrey Alcohol & Drug Advisory Service).
Extensive training & practise in life limiting & terminal illness, including:
The dying process.
Innovations in Oncology.
Using creativity as way to help bereaved children & families.
Childhood bereavement, depression and anxiety.
Self harm & suicide.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy working with individuals suffering from low self esteem.
Child & adolescent mental health.
Safeguarding adults & children.
Child Protection Training.
Mental Capacity Act training.
Data Protection Act training.
CPR & First Aid training.
Addiction as an Attachment Disorder.
Working with couples in end of life care.
I organise and facilitate regular group therapy sessions throughout the year for children & adolescents experiencing loss & separation, particularly loss through death.
I work closely with local schools in helping plan & set up support groups within schools for children experiencing low self esteem, family breakdown, loss & separation.
I write & present educational workshops for staff in schools on understanding & supporting children & adolescents living with a loved one with a life-limiting illness and following the death of a loved one.
I have been commissioned to write and teach workshops on counselling skills, counselling theories & effective communication skills for student counsellors & other health care professionals. Some of my client base to date includes Frimley Park Hospital, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, The Fountain Centre & Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Farnham.
I have previous experience of working as a telephone helpline volunteer on a Surrey based service offering support and advice to family members in times of adversity.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy I am bound by and practice according to its Ethical Guidelines.