About Me

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).

Work Experience

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

Ethics

I subscribe to the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, and the British Psychoanalytic Council.