I am registered by the HPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered by the British Psychological Society. I hold full accreditation as a BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I am accredited as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am registered as a Couple Therapy for Depression IAPT Practitioner.
I hold the Qualification in Counselling Psychology (BPS, 2009). I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Distinction) from Massey University in New Zealand (2006), an MSc in Counselling Psychology (Distinction) from the University of East London (2000) and a Diploma in Counselling from CSCT in London (1998). I also have a first degree in Psychology from the University of Warwick (1984).
As part of my professional and ethical commitment to maintain and develop my skills I engage in regular Continuing Professional Development. This includes taking specialist short courses, writing for publication and presenting at professional conferences and at training events.
I have a particular interest in the experience of counselling for trainee therapists and counsellors, and in working with cultural diversity. My publications include a book chapter, papers on working with Maori clients, living and working overseas, and research into therapy for counsellors.