Training and Qualifications
I began working as a counsellor in the early 1980s when my initial training was with Relate - for whom I then worked on a voluntary basis, my main work, at the time, being as a teacher. After further training with Relate 1996-99, I successfully completed the Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling. During the same period, I worked towards a B.Phil. degree in individual counselling, which was awarded, in 1999, by the University of Birmingham. From 2000, I was a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and then, from 2008, a Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, until, in 2014, I qualified as a Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist with the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy - of which I am now a Professional member. As such, I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
I have worked as a therapist in a wide range of contexts:
- Private practice for 10 years at Birmingham Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
- occupational health: as a counsellor with various Employee Assistance Programmes
- student counselling services at Birmingham and Aston Universities
- GP surgery
- Relate Couple Counselling
- Woodbourne Priory Hospital
Since 2008 I have worked full time in private practice in my own consulting room in Kings Heath
I subscribe to the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, and the British Psychoanalytic Council.