Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy - Edinburgh Gestalt Institute (2008-11) - leading towards UKCP accreditation
Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling - Salford College, Greater Manchester, qualified 2003
Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling - Chorlton Park College, Manchester
Certificate in Gestalt Couple Therapy, Edinburgh Gestalt Institute
Two years (160 hours) of Gestalt Training - Manchester Gestalt Centre - including Working with Anger, Working with Dreams, Sexuality and Understanding Group Process.
Training in 'Essential Gestalt' - Manchester Gestalt Centre
Teaching Certificate in ELT - International House, Barcelona
MA (Hons) in Psychology and Philosophy - Glasgow University
I have met and worked with clients from many walks of life and have considerable experience of supporting and helping them resolve their issues around many different themes. My work with clients has included exploring relationship problems, loss and bereavement, childhood issues, trauma, sexuality, stress, anxiety, depression, pain and physical problems, and anger. However, my first priority is always to the person and not the 'problem'.
Continuing Professional Development
I want to keep learning and getting better at what I do. I therefore regularly attend workshops and training on a variety of topics that meet my interests and developing needs. I am also in supervision to support my practice as a therapist.