Post graduate diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy (Cornwall College/University of Plymouth 2004
Post graduate diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (Ironmill Institute, Exeter)
Supervision Certificate in Person Centred Counselling (Temenos)
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Areas of Specialism
Person Centred Counselling
Short term solution focused therapy
Anxiety and stress in young people and adolescents
Education related issues for young people
My initial training was person centred, and this is my main way of working. I have experience of working in other models, in particular I have extensive experience of working as a counsellor in the NHS, where short term (6 session) counselling is used to focus on immediate issues. I also have experience of using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can be very useful for mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
I also have a lot of experience of working with young people both as a counsellor and within educational settings. I have particular experience of working with young people who are stressed due to exam and curriculum pressure.