As an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and Clinical Supervisor, as well as a Systemic Family Psychotherapist, I aim to offer therapy and supervision that privileges personal experience within the cultural and social context. I originally trained and worked as a generic social worker and have 10 years experience in adoption and fostering. I have also worked as a clinical therapist in a residential therapeutic treatment centre in California for one year. For over 25 years I have worked in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services as a therapist, supervisor and manager. My special interests lie in working with people affected by traumatic experiences. I have also been working in independent practice for several years with adults and young people, and as a systemic supervisor to a range of Mental Health professionals. I have undertaken freelance work with The Post Adoption Service pursuing a career long interest in adoption. I continue to enjoy working as a a Professional Advisor/ Consultant to Young Minds.
EMDR Europe Consultant and Clinical Supervisor - November 2018 (Adults); July 2019 ( Children and Adolescents).
EMDR Accredited Practitioner (Adults) - May 2015 (Adults); Jan 2018 (Children and Adolescents).
EMDR Children and Adolescents levels 1 & 2 - 2012 & 2014
EMDR levels 1, 2 & 3 completed - 2011 to 2012.
Advanced Diploma in Supervision of Systemic Psychotherapists - Institute of Family Therapy & Birkbeck College, University of London - July 2006
MSc in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy - IFT & Birkbeck - July 1996
CQSW & Diploma in Applied Social Studies - Goldsmiths College, University of London - July 1976
BSc(Econ), Upper second class honours - Swansea College, University of Wales - July 1974.
EMDR Europe - emdrassociation.org.uk
UKCP ( United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) - psychotherapy.org.uk