Having been a trusted listener since I was a young teenager, my first training was with the Samaritans, where I volunteered for just over 4 years. I then began my training to become a Counsellor at MSc level, completing a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (accredited by the BACP*) at the prestigious Metanoia Institute.
Having become quickly disillusioned with standards while teaching for a local college, I co-founded and am a co-tutor on the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling course at Haulm in Hove.
I've been practicing Person-Centred therapy for 8 years in Brighton and Hove, seeing clients privately and for a local counselling charity, As You Are.
Like many therapists I also attend continuing professional development (CPD) courses each year too, to ensure I'm keeping up to date with theoretical and contextual developments.
*British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.