Qualifications & Experience

B.A. in Applied Social Studies (1976)


C.Q.S.W. (1976)


Social-work qualification

Dip. Couns. (1991)


Diploma in Counselling

MBACP Snr.Accred.


(1996 accreditation, 2003 senior accreditation)

Senior accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. The BACP awards Accreditation to therapists who have achieved a rigorous level of post-qualification experience. Senior accreditation denotes an additional level of experience. (See - bacp)

Cert. Supvsn. (2004)


Post-graduate certificate in clinical supervision

M.A. in Existential Psychotherapy (2007)

Since 1989, I have been working as a professional counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor, running my own independent practice. I also spent 24 years working as an NHS counsellor.

Supplementary Training

I have also undertaken a range of supplementary trainings, including Mental Health (Richmond Fellowship); CQSW student supervision; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Gestalt Therapy; and Assertiveness training.

Professional Experience


I have worked in the caring professions throughout my thirty five year career, with a range of different people, including children, young people, and the elderly. I spent seven years working with people suffering from mental health problems, in residential and day-care. In addition, I have worked as a counsellor for a number of voluntary organisations, including Nightline (a student counselling service) the Samaritans, Rape Crisis, and the Derwent Rural Counselling Service.

Since 1989, I have been working as a professional counsellor, therapist and supervisor, running my own independent practice, and also working as an NHS Counsellor, based in a number of GP practices.