Qualifications, Training & Experience

Qualifications

  • Leicester Polytechnic – Degree BA (Hons) Public Administration (1984)
  • Chichester College – Introduction to Counselling Skills (2002)
  • Chichester College – AS Psychology (2003)
  • Chichester College – Certificate in Counselling Skills (2004)
  • University of Chichester – Diploma Humanistic Counselling (2006)
  • University of Chichester – Degree BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (2008)
  • Chichester Counselling Service – Certificate Couple Counselling (2014)
  • Chichester Counselling Service – Diploma Couple Counselling (2015)

ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) Training (2016 – ongoing)

  • ACT – Getting Started with ACT – Lucy Dorey
  • ACT – Understanding ACT – Professor Sue Clarke
  • ACT – Acceptance & Mindfulness for CBT & Psychological Therapists – Dr Joe Oliver
  • ACT – ACT Clinical Skills Building Workshop – Steven Hayes
  • ACT – Matrix – 6 Steps to Flexibility workshop – Benjamin Schoendorff
  • ACT – ACT for Depression & Anxiety – Dr Russ Harris
  • ACT – ACT with Compassion; using ACT for shame & self-criticism – Jason Luoma & Jenna Le Jeune
  • ACT – Mastering ACT – Dr Robyn Walser
  • ACT – ACT for Trauma – Dr Russ Harris

RFT (Relational Frame Theory) Training

  • RFT – Relational Frame Theory (RFT) Made Simple – Dr Joe Oliver & Dr Richard Bennett
  • RFT – Mastering the Clinical Conversation (Relational Frame Theory) – Dr Matthieu Villatte

CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) Training

  • CFT – Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with Paul Gilbert

Other Significant Training

  • Diploma in (NLP) Neuro Linguistic Programming (INLPTA) (2004)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)  (2006)
  • Working with Addiction – Sussex Alcohol & Substance use Service (SASS) (2007)
  • CBT Bootcamp, Core Clinical Competencies – Christine Padesky (2010)
  • Foundation in CBT (CBT with Heart) – Hemmings Field Associates (2011)
  • Cert. Introduction to Trauma Therapy – Wealden Institute – Attendance only (2012)
  • Dip. Trauma Therapy – Wealden Institute – Attendance only (2013)
  • Teaching Clients & Further Teaching Mindfulness Skills – Stanton & Greyrock (2014)
  • Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness – British Institute of Mindfulness (2015)
  • Rewind Technique – Tom Buckland (2016)

Work Experience

  • Independent Private Practice Counsellor – 2009 – Ongoing
  • Network Counsellor – Various EAP & Insurance Providers – 2009 – Ongoing
  • Telephone Helpline Counsellor – Major EAP Provider – 8 years
  • Counsellor – Carers Support Service, Chichester – 3 years
  • Student & Staff Counsellor – Southampton University – 2 years
  • Addiction Counsellor – SASS – 18 months
  • Project Manager (Manufacturing) – Major electronics contractor – 18 years
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“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes”

Oscar Wilde

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