My practice is underpinned by strict adherence to the BACP ethical framework for good practice. I am DBS certified and a member of the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I have successfully undertaken extensive training in both traditional and contemporary ways of restoring mental wellbeing. This has involved studying at Manchester and Loughborough Universities, followed by completion of the postgraduate clinical training programme, achieved with commendation, at the University of Hertfordshire.
Though chiefly schooled in the relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy, in addition I have studied the theories and practice of other significant influences on the development of psychodynamic counselling, such as Freud, Jung, Klein, Winnicott, Kohut, Guntrip and Fairburn.
As a result of the rigorous nature of my training and my own personal life experiences, I have been able to accumulate a wealth of material that helps me understand the functioning of the human psyche, the stages of human development, the importance of relationships and mental health, which in practice enables me to draw on a variety of methods to help alleviate states of stress, anxiety and emotional pain.
I am also currently working as part of the outstanding counselling team at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living.