Professional Qualifications and Experience
I trained with London Marriage Guidance and gained a 4-year Diploma in Marital and Couples Counselling, working for LMG from 1999-2002, and for the Tavistock Couples Counselling unit for two years before taking a license to practice with Relate in Cumbria 2004-2014. I became an accredited member of BACP in 2003 and renew my accreditation annually. I have practiced independently in Cumbria, Cheshire and I’m now based in Shropshire.
My postgraduate training has included workshops over the years, on such matters as the wider family and the couple, the impact of children on the couple, the choice not to have children, infertility, hidden feelings (such as shame and fear), finding one’s true self, family constellations, cultural diversity, and the integrity of the counsellor.