I obtained my MA in Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural) from the University of Wales Newport. I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist. My experience ranges from counselling for substance misuse, domestic violence, terminal illness, mental health issues and teaching counselling in University (UWCN)and FE institutions (Gloucestershire College).
I have worked for Women in MIND, Women's Aid, Islwyn Drug and Alcohol Project, Cancercareline, Victim Support, BAWSO, and other agencies.Currently, I work in private practice and for the NHS bank service. Until recently I have worked for the NHS full time as a High Intensity Therapist and qualified supervisor for years treating anxiety related problems such as Panic Disorders, Health Anxiety, OCD, Generalised Anxiety etc, depression, self esteem, and traumas.
I have been responsible for the Mindfulness program in Cheltenham, am an independent Acceptance and Commitment Therapist, and at the forefront in the delivery and expansion of the Compassionate Resilience Program for complex, historical traumas.
I have trained with CRUSE Bereavement Counselling and hold a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
I specialise in anxiety, depression related issues and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder including complex traumas.
I am also a Mindfulness (MBCT- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and MBSR- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) practitioner trained in Oxford's MBCT Centre as well as trained practitioner in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)and Compassion Focused Therapy.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy supervisor and Acceptance and Commitment supervisor.
I comply with BABCP Code of Ethics and Practice.
I have an understanding of Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism.