I have been a professional mental health practitioner for over 35 years now. Initially practising counselling skills with adults experiencing emotional management problems. I was based within a North of England National Health Service clinic between 2009 and 2014 working alongside the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Team (I.A.P.T). This was in conjunction with holding the position of Senior Lecturer within the faculty of medicine and department of mental health based in both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. More recently I've practised therapeutic counselling with healthcare staff as a representative of a number of occupational health departments within the National Health Service.This has been alongside working with Emergency Service Personnel and performing artists in the entertainment industry. In addition I have helped to clinically supervise a large number of registered mental healthcare staff within the drug and alcohol services and prison service. I currently act as clinical supervisor for both qualified and student psychotherapists and counsellors , beside support and supervise the practices of a group psychoanalyst. I have attained certificate levels 1,2 and 3 in counselling skills and theoretical studies. Furthermore I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling all of which were attained from the Central Awarding Body for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have practised integrated Person Centred Therapy with many adult clients within a refuge for the homeless in a North of England town. I currently practice therapeutic counselling on a private basis and within an agency setting with adults experiencing many different common and more complex mental health problems.
I attend clinical supervision for up to 1.5 to 2 hours each month with a United Kingdom Counsel for Psychotherapy (U.K.C.P.) registered psychotherapist.
Membership and Association with Professional Bodies:
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.).
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Membership of the (B.A.C.P) Private Practice Group.
Association with the Yorkshire Counselling Society.
Professional Indemnity/Public Liability Insurance:
I hold professional Indemnity and public liability insurances for both Therapeutic Counselling and Clinical Supervision with professional healthcare staff. This insurance is with Devitt Insurance, St Edwards Way, Romford, Essex,RM1 3PP. Tel: 0345 300 4868; www.devittinsurance.com.
Disclosure and Baring Service Certification:
Enhanced Clear Certificate Number: 001553770594
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Presented by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
Certificates in Counselling Levels 1, 2 and 3 in counselling skills and theoretical studies Presented by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
Diploma in Anger Management and Stress Consultancy presented by the British Association of Anger management.
Senior physical and psycho-social communication skills Instructor and Lecturer in the Therapeutic Management of Violent and Aggressive Behaviour. Department of mental health within University of Sheffield; Sheffield Hallam University.
Registered Mental Health Nurse Certification presented by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Diploma in mental health nursing studies, presented by Leeds Polytechnic.
Bachelor of Science Degree with honours in mental health nursing, presented by Leeds Metropolitan University.
Post Graduate Diploma in Education, presented by Huddersfield University.
Master’s Degree in Education (Mental health) presented by the University of Sheffield within the faculty of Medicine.
Evidence of this information here will be provided for your attention at our introductory meeting upon your request.