As a registered member of the BACP, I abide by their professional code of ethics as well as undertake regular supervision with experienced colleagues that review my clinical practice on a regular basis.
Prior to entering the counselling profession, I obtained a B.Sc. (Honours) Degree in Psychology at Brunel University in 1998 and spent 15 years working in the corporate sector as a Network Manager as well as a Programme and Project Manager within the IT sector. During my time training to be a therapist, I also worked at a variety of secondary schools as a Supply Teacher and I worked with students with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities as well as a Specialist Pastoral Care Professional.
Over the last 5 years, I have worked within Barts NHS Trust as a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor at Whipps Cross Hospital where I support both adolescents and adults in the Psychological Support Service. I also spent a year working as a School Counsellor at a High School in Essex and am currently working as the Senior Student Counsellor at Newham Sixth Form FE College. I have recently become an executive member of the BACP Universities & Colleges division Special Interest Group [SIG] and currently write periodical editorials for https://theweekendpages.com/digital-editions on a variety of mental health issues.
Training & Qualifications
- Psychology B.Sc. Hon [2:1]
- ABC Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
- CPCAB Cert. in Counselling Studies (Level 3)
- CPCAB Counselling Skills (Level 2)
- Registrant Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I am registered on the Accredited Voluntary Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. I also attend a variety of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events to maintain and enhance my clinical knowledge and skills.