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Certificate in Trauma-Focused Therapy (2023)

Person Centred Counselling for Depression (2019)

Integrative Counselling Diploma Level 5 (2013)

NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory (2010)

NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills (2010)

City & Guilds 9281 Teaching Basic Skills (2002)

BSc (Honours) in Environmental Science (1994)

Short Courses and Workshops

I am committed to developing my knowledge and skills and I enjoy attending lots of different types of training. Here is a list of my most recent/relevant studies:


ACT100 Mindfulness and Acceptance for Self-Esteem (1 day)

Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment (6hrs)

Therapy Session Masterclass: Working with the pain of Loss (3hrs)

ACTivating Your Practice: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) workshop (2 days)

Therapy Session Masterclass: Working Together: A Suicide Loss Survivor and Her Grief Therapist (3hrs)

Perinatal Loss (1 day)

Birth Trauma (1 day)

Neurodiversity Workshop (2hrs)

TA101 (Transactional Analysis – Berne Institute, 3 days)

Intrusive Thoughts Webinar (2hrs)

Working with Trauma in a Time of Trauma (3 hrs)

Working with Trauma that has become stuck (3hrs)

Working with trauma triggers and flashbacks (3hrs)

Working with trauma memories (3hrs)

Understanding post-COVID syndrome (Long Covid)/Assessing and engaging people recovering after COVID/Interventions to help people recover after COVID/Further steps to help people recovering after COVID (4 x Webinars - 8hrs)

SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) (2 days)

Military Veterans Awareness (1 day)

Working with Domestic Violence (1 day)

Book Recommendations:

I’m an avid reader and often recommend useful reading to my clients, here is a selection of titles that I often recommend:



  • 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing by Babette Rothschild


  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson


  • It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand by Megan Devine


  • Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving by Julia Samuel


  • The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy


  • RESCUING THE INNER CHILD: Therapy for Adults Sexually Abused as Children by PENNY PARKS (* Trigger Warning – this book may trigger some people especially survivors).


  • Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari


  • Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention by Johann Hari

  • What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Parry and Oprah Winfrey

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