Coach, Clinical Supervisor, EMDR Practitioner, Mindfulness Teacher & Integrative Psychotherapist
Life as a psychotherapist began over 20 years ago when I started a degree in Psychology. I then went on to study Integrative Psychotherapy. Having trained in Transactional Analysis, I also learnt other modalities that would be useful, such as existential, person-centred, psychodynamic and gestalt. Following this, I trained in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have since gone on to obtain qualifications in supervision and coaching.
My private practice, offering long- and short-term coaching and therapy began 8 years ago whilst I was working in a Primary Care setting, offering 6-8 sessions. Before this, I worked with young people with Action for Children, moving on to offering therapy to refugees and asylum seekers and continued work with older children and students in local colleges. Working in Employee Assistance Programmes has been a constant over the years.
Relevant qualifications and memberships:
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Open University)
Diploma Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Northern Guild, UKCP/BACP accredited)
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (Northern Guild & University of Wales, UKCP/BACP accredited)
Post-graduate Diploma High Intensity Psychological Therapies (CBT) (Newcastle University, BABCP accredited)
Certificate EMDR (Parts 1-4) (Derek Farrell, Colloquy, EMDR Europe)
Certificate in Creative Supervision (Jenny Biancardi, BPA accredited, UKCP organisational member)
Certificate in Coaching (Association for Coaching, BPS approved and IAPD recognised)
Mindfulness: Being Present, Level 1 (Mindfulness Association, BAMBA accredited)
Train to Teach Mindfulness, Level 1 (Mindfulness Association, BAMBA accredited)
Certificate of Readiness to Teach Mindfulness Based Living, Level 2 (Mindfulness Association, BAMBA accredited)
Certified Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Unleash Your Potential, ABNLP accredited)
Further therapies and techniques that I have studied and that we may embark on during the course of your therapy include:
Attachment focused EMDR (Laurel Parnell)
Flash Technique (Philip Mansfield)
Internal Family Systems (Frank Anderson, PESI)
Member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and accredited* with UKCP as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Member of EMDR Association Europe and accredited as an EMDR Practitioner*
Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Affiliate Member of ISFCP (International Society for Coaching Psychology)
*The words 'Accredited'/'Accreditation' and, with regards to EMDR, the word 'Practitioner' indicate that a therapist has achieved the standard set of requirements of their member organisation. This means they have provided therapy for a minimum number of hours and provided proof of competency. Therapists aim to be accredited with at least one organisation and their proof of competency has to be reviewed on average every 5 years.
As an accredited member of UKCP, I have to do a minimum of 250 hours of Continuous Professional Development over a five year period and I normally exceed this requirement.
I have been DBS checked and am a member of the Information Commissioner's Office and the Professional Standards Authority.
Prospective supervisees, please read through the website to see if the way I work with clients appeals to your way of working. I am not trained in Coaching Supervision and I am not an EMDR Consultant so will only be able to offer peer support for these modalities.
As you can see, I chose to undertake a creative supervision certificate and this was to try and enhance an approach to supervision that does not rely solely on cognitive awareness. We will discuss countertransference, complete Gestalt-style awareness sessions, use props, whatever we both feel will benefit your work with your clients.