I have experience in voluntary groups including a drugs and alcohol agency, Samaritans, Parentline; and the National Childbirth Trust (as antenatal teacher and counsellor). Social work posts were in child and family care, psychiatric services and as a family court advisor. I worked as a counsellor and social worker within a General Practice (primary health care team) for 8 years before commencing a 5 year part time training psychotherapy.
As a psychotherapist and family therapist I have been associated with WCTS and Leeds and Leeds Counselling. I currently work in private practice as a counsellor, psychotherapist and family therapist. Overall I have 22 years experience as a trained counsellor and a further 17 years as a qualified psychotherapist.
I supervise for several counselling training courses and also offer training therapies to student counsellors and psychotherapists. I supervise qualified counsellors and psychotherapists from a variety of settings including a prison, voluntary bodies and social services.
As a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (psychoanalytic/psychodynamic division UKCP) and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work to their respective codes of ethics and good practice. www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/