Neuro Linguistic Programming

I completed my Practitioners Certificate in NLP in 2008. I find NLP fascinating and have used a lots of its techniques and its understanding of language as a really helpful tool in many therapeutic and professional settings.

Certified Practitioner of NLP Inspiring Action (ABNLP, ANLP) 2008

Family Mediation

I completed my training as a Family Mediator in 2010 and then obtained my full FMC accredited Mediator status two years later in 2012. I love the challenge of mediation work because you are supporting people to make really hard decisions about their children, home and finances during periods of high conflict and emotional distress.

Family Mediation Foundation Training Family Mediators Association (FMA) 2010
Certified Hypnotherapist Devon School of Hypnotherapy (ABH) 2016

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Most recently I have qualified as a BACP Accredited Counsellor / psychotherapist. I would describe my style of counselling as follows:

  • Client led
  • Great importance placed on individual freedom, choice and responsibility. Focused on strong relational depth between client and counsellor.
  • Facilitative of change and independence.
  • Non-prescriptive but likely to take a solution focused approach.
  • Informative and supportive.
  • Cognitive approach in its approach.
  • Significantly integrative of TA and Gestalt as an inherent part of its approach.
  • Inclusive of family and social systems.
  • Flexible in its approach to include creative work.

Overall, I would describe my personal philosophy and integrative model of counselling as follows:

  • Essentially humanistic, but drawing on psycho-dynamic & behavioural theory.
  • Broadly existential in its philosophy – with great importance placed on individual freedom, choice and responsibility.
  • Client led but not person-centred, with strong emphasis on relational depth.
  • Fundamentally reparative and facilitative of change and independence. Non-prescriptive but likely to take a solution focused approach.
  • Often cognitively focused in its approach, using reviews of process and contract to consider progress.
  • Significantly integrative of TA and Gestalt as an inherent part of its approach.
  • Inclusive of the family and social systems of clients’ fields of reference.
  • Flexible in its approach to include creative work.

Certificate in Counselling Iron Mill College (BACP) 2017
Advanced Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy Iron Mill College (BACP) 2019

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