I am an experienced and qualified Clinical Supervisor and Trainer and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I have had a career history in both Business and Charity Management.
Following a successful career with Motorola Electronics in the 1980s, I moved into the not-for-profit sector and undertook various management positions including being a Director of ChildLine/NPSCC in the 1990s and early 2000s.
In the last 20 years I have been working as a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor and also have been offering commissioned and bespoke training workshops for the not-for-profit and business sectors.
I am a qualified, experienced and registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor and graduated from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education CCPE, London, where I completed a five year Diploma course in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2006. The course, which specialises in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, is accredited with both the BACP and UKCP. My professional interest began in the early 1990s when I completed two years’ part-time study in Counselling Skills and Theory from CSCT.
I am also a qualified and experienced Supervisor and work with a variety of Psychotherapists, Counsellors and others in the helping professions, overseeing and supporting the work they do with their clients.
I have been working with individuals and groups in counselling & psychotherapy since 1999. Over the years, I have worked with clients, young and old, on a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, life-crisis, addiction, gender identity, self-harming, eating disorders, sexuality, grief, relationship problems, anger, mental health issues, personal growth and life-direction.
In addition to my private practice in Wellington, Somerset, since 2010 I have been working as Senior Therapist (formerly as Head of Counselling – Clinical Lead) for a Bristol-based charity with people who have been sexually abused, using both one to one and group-work. (www.the-green-house.org.uk)
Since 2013 I have been working as a Clinical Supervisor with SARSAS – a specialist sexual abuse service in Somerset.
Since 2016 I have been Clinical Supervisor for Barnardo’s in Bristol, supporting the project workers, team leaders and managers offering the Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation Services.
Also, since 2016 I have been providing Clinical Supervision to Mind In Somerset staff.
Also, I have years of experience in co-facilitating a long-term psychotherapy group-work.
I am a former Director of:
- TAP (Taunton Association for Psychotherapy) a South West based Charity providing continuing professional development opportunities for counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone interested in the helping professions.
- Somerset Counselling Centre a South West based Charity providing counselling services to the local community.
Following an initial career working in electronic engineering, I took a theology degree and then moved into the charity/not-for-profit sector where I developed my management and business skills. For a number of years I was a Director of ChildLine the confidential telephone counselling service for children and young people. As well as being a volunteer counsellor for ChildLine for over five years, I have experience in recruiting and training counsellors for the telephone service. I was later employed as a director with and the NSPCC. In addition to my current practice as a therapist, I also work as an Independent Charity Consultant.
Professional Membership and Standards
I have professional membership of both UKCP and the BACP (MBACP). I have regular supervision with a very experienced supervisor and therapist, to ensure that I am working in a healthy and professional way at all times. I keep a fresh approach to my work by undertaking regular ongoing professional development opportunities (via workshops and training courses etc). I always work within the latest ethical frameworks of both UKCP and BACP.