My Training and Experience
Having been interested in Counselling for many years, I started my formal training at Waltham Forest College in London. After four and a half years of study, I gained my diploma in 2002. This is a qualification formally recognised by the CSCT (the Central School for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics and follow their complaints procedures. This I feel is important that clients are further supported by an official regulatory body
I often attend courses to further my learning, self development and understanding
After gaining my Diploma I started working with the charity MIND for several months. This centred on those experiencing a wide range of mental health issues.
As I gained experience I shared my time between the Margaret Centre and the Globe Centre. Working at the Margaret Centre Bereavement Service within Whipps Cross Hospital in London, I have gained experience of helping those with issues involving loss, bereavement, terminal illness and suicide. At the Globe Centre in London, I undertook HIV Counselling, and gained further experience counselling those with the many, often complex issues surrounding individuals who are facing a personal terminal illness as well as those who are caring for the terminally ill.
In March 2004 I moved to Stoke Golding with my partner of 35 years and currently undertake one-to-one therapeutic sessions.