Training & Qualifications

Training and Qualifications

I am a Doctor in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Psychological Trauma) and a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred - Number 36098) meaning that the BACPs ethical framework guides and informs my counselling work and I benefit from regular professional clinical supervision. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is my governing organisation and if you go to their web site you can find out more information on different types of counselling, and information about their ethical code of practice which I follow.

I am an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness teacher, recognised by the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA). Membership of both Breathworks and BAMBA require me to follow their particular ethical frameworks, receive regular supervision of my Mindfulness and Meditation teachings. I am also a qualified Uplifted yoga teacher (500 hours) which, again requires adherence to ethical frameworks.

Through all of the above accreditations, I undertake personal and professional development activities and courses.

The qualifications listed below are the ones I consider to be most relevant to the professional services that I offer.



  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Psychological Trauma)
    University of Chester
  • Coaching for Counsellors
  • Certified Yoga Teacher (500 hours) Uplifted Yoga Teacher Training
  • Modern Medicine Woman Training (Shamanic and energetic approaches) 3/5 Modules
  • Moving Your Practice online (Online Therapy delivery)
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy
  • CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy - introduction to Theory and Practice of CFT) and Advanced Clinical Skills in CFT
  • Psycho-spiritual Therapeutic Shamanic Practitioner
  • EFT Level 1 (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher Teaching Breathworks Mindfulness for Pain and Long-Term Health Conditions and Mindfulness for Stress
    Courses.  Listed with Breathworks and BAMBA: the British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • MA Clinical Counselling (Distinction) University of Chester
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Couples Counselling
  • The Mind and Body of Safer Trauma Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Pain Management Cardiff University
  • BSc (Hons) Health Studies University of Central England, renamed Birmingham City University in 2007
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing (Adult) University of the West of England (Gloucester)




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