One of the things I have learnt from being a psychotherapist, is to challenge narratives - the story we tell ourselves about ourselves.
Being fair, holding attachments lightly, resilience, perception - living
en-purpose - are the intangibles that really matter to me.
My life is underpinned by my core values, my strengths and a desire to help others appropriately.
Experience3 years private coaching practice
12 years private psychotherapy practice
3 years p/t counsellor, ASCA (Addiction Support & Care Agency)
1 year p/t counselling - centre for survivors of sexual & domestic abuse
1 year p/t counselling clients - Metanoia Clinic
1 year Programme Assistant, LifeWorks (resid. Primary Addiction Rehab)
3+ years Assoc. Director, Kingston & District PCT: Mental Health Act Manager (reviewing those Sectioned under MH Act)
Administrating & marketing - BFSS National RE (interfaith/trans-cultural) Centre: training state school teachers in awareness, understanding / appreciation of cultural & religious difference.
Current co-owner/Trustee (industrial property)
Current company director (industrial services)
Former Director/shareholder in specialist international recruitment
Former General Manager in high profile fashion manufacturing & retail
Experienced hands-on manager in UK & European marketing, press and promotion for the entertainment, championship sport and manufacturing sectors.
TrainingProfessional, accredited Coaching training - PURE Coaching: 2018
Hypnotherapy training (rapid inductions) with Rory Z.
Coaching Certificate: 2015.
Advanced Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Training (ACT) (2014-2015)
PG Dip Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Studies (2011 Metanoia/Middlesex Univ)
Trained MSc level - Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (2007-2011 Metanoia Inst)
Trauma Therapy (Wealdon Inst)
Animal Assisted Therapy (Wealdon Inst)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training (Kingston College)
Trained/initiated into Transcendental Meditation - after reading the late-great industrialist, Sir John Harvey Jones, practiced it.
Trainings in: Working with Couples, Working with Groups, Bodywork, Bowlby Attachment Relationships (PPA), Working with Addictions, Loss & Bereavement, Motivational Interviewing, Child Protection (ASCA)
Integral Model for Treating Trauma & Addiction, Addiction & Narcissism (LifeWorks)