I started my training as a counsellor with Relate back in 1993.
I completed my counselling certificates at Wirral Met College.
Basic counselling skills 1998, Level 1 Counselling Course 1999, Level 2 Counselling Skills 2000, Diploma in Counselling 2002 (completed one year).
Transactional Analysis (T.A. 101) Liverpool, Rodney Street.
I graduated from Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy in 2004, and am registered with the ITA as “Trainee Psychotherapist in Advanced Clinical training”.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy 2010, (Richard Erskine Phd.)
Qualified CBT therapist (2013).
I am registered with the ITA (Institute of Transactional Analysis), EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis), and ESTD (European Society of Trauma & Dissociation). These organisations all require me to work within BACP & UKCP ethical guidelines.
I have been working privately on the Wirral as a counsellor since 2003. In my time as a counsellor I have always had private clients, but I have worked with the NHS for Wirral & Cheshire, as well as Insurance companies and Corporations that have needed my services for their staff.
I have been trained in several approaches, Person Centred, TA, CBT, Mindfulness, Gestalt, Body Psychotherapy, Redecision therapy, Integrative Psychotherapy, & Relational Psychotherapy. I’ve been very lucky to have been trained with internationally recognised psychotherapists/psycologists, such as Richard Erskine (Phd.), Vann Jionnes, Claude Steiner, Ian Stewart, Dr. Alison Miller & Dr. Chris Willard.
Psychotherapy and counselling has developed a lot during the last ten years and I feel it’s important to keep on top of developments. I do this by continuing my own development. I feel it’s very important that you go with what works for the client, not one therapy fits all.
Need more info about me and my services?
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