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Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Skills Course - Newham college London (1997)

  • CBT skills and application (1997)

  • Degree in Psychosocial Studies 2000 (Psychoanalysis, attachment theory and Social Psychology)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work 2002 ( including systemic practice)

  • Masters in Social Psychology 2002 ( non- medical intervention to treat anxiety and depression)

  • 3 year Postgraduate Diploma Masters level course in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2005 (BACP accredited course at Bristol University)

  • Adult attachment Interview (ASI) 2010

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - Children and Young People 2012

  • Postgraduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Level 1 and 2 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

  • NCS & Advanced award in supervision 

  • Relational Change Post graduate certificate in relational supervision 

  • Advanced trauma treatment for children and adolescents.

  • Advanced Specialist Practitioner Award Children and Young People 

  • NVQ level 5 Leadership and Management (Open University)

  • Studying for p/t Doctorate (currently in London)

Additional Training in:

  • self harm

  • child protection and abuse

  • autism

  • solution focused therapy

  • social model and disability

  • eating disorders

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Family and parenting assessment 

  • trauma and attachment

  • lego therapy

  • ADHD

  • ECO Therapy and working outside 

  • My background is working with children, adolescents and families for over 24 years.   My experiences include working as a clinical director for a mental health charity supporting children and adults, management in Social Work covering children in care, children with complex needs / disabilities, CAMHS practitioner, Social work in a London Crisis team, working in mental health settings as a clinician,  telephone counselling and attachment work with parents using PACE approach.

I have a DBS clearance and am fully insured.

I am inspired and trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and the work of Dan Hughes, Kim Golding, Bessel Van Der Kolt, Louise Bomber, Stephen Porges. I am commissioned by Local Authorities to work therapeutically with children, young people and families as I have extensive experience of working with children that are in foster care or have been adopted. For adopted families, commissioning agreements need to be in place. Do contact me for more information.
As an independent, qualified Social Worker I also complete parenting assessments and family support work using a therapeutic parenting model. 

Qualifications: Insurance
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