I studied at Leeds University and gained a Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accred Course). This means I base my work around the therapeutic relationship. Within this, the theoretical approaches include psychodynamic, humanistic and existential models. I have also studied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Leeds University and continued my professional development at Bradford University where I gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have 11 years counselling experience in the Wakefield area working for the Well Women Centre seeing GP and self-referrals both in the community and at a city centre location. I have previously also worked for Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust seeing young people.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been awarded ‘Accredited Status’. To gain and maintain this status I have to demonstrate through case studies, theoretical and self-awareness dissertations my on-going capabilities within the profession. I work closely with an accredited supervisor who confirms the quality of my work and that the highest levels of confidentiality are consistent with the codes of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Some of the areas I have experience in:
Abuse, Adolescents, Age related issues, Anxiety, Attachment, Bereavement, Bullying, Couples Therapy, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Health related Issues, marital issues, Personal Development, Relationships with self and others, Self esteem, Self Harm, Stress.