Experience and Qualifications

Counselling/Psychotherapy Experience

Work Experie‚Äčnce

  • Private Practice
  • Employment Assistance Programmes
  • Private Health Insurance
  • High Intensity Counselling for IAPT (NHS) through a 3rd party
  • Derbyshire Rape Crisis
  • Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Derby Women Centre
  • Major Incident Supporter, Derby Council

I have experience in working with:

  • stress, anxiety, panic, depression, low mood and energy
  • bereavement (incl. murder, suicide, accident, medical error), anticipatory grief, end of life issues
  • anger issues
  • low self-esteem
  • relationship problems (including infidelity and affairs)
  • rape and sexual abuse, and incest,
  • dissociation
  • post traumatic stress
  • parenting problems
  • adoption issues
  • alcohol problems
  • domestic violence
  • divorce
  • emotional support at time of crisis
  • suicidal ideations and previous attempts
  • self-harm
  • eating issues
  • work stress
  • redundancy
  • self-development



  • Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy, Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Inst. (SPTI)
  • University Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Derby University
  • ABC Award in Bereavement Care, Cruse Bereavement Care


  • Diploma in Supervision, Berne Institute
  • Clinical Supervision, Level 3. Cruse Bereavement Care


  • PTTLS (Preparing to teach in the life-long learning sector)

Other Qualifications

  • MEng Chemical Process Engineering
  • HND Industrial Chemistry

Professional Memberships

Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP reg.)

I am on a voluntary register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This scheme is set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public.

Specialist Training

Bereavement Care (Cruse Bereavement Care)

Rape, incest and sexual abuse (ISAS, Derbyshire rape crisis)

Dissociation and Somatisation (PODS - Positive outcome for dissociative survivors)

Professional Development Training

Non-prescription drugs and their effects

Loss of a child


Vicarious Traumatisation

Alcohol interventions


Working Creatively with clients

Disenfranchised grief

Major incident support

Post Traumatic Stress

Sight Loss