Qualifications/ Experience

As featured on Counselling Directory Register and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register (Registered number 202917) and at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Professional training) – BACP accredited course
  • Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) – 1st Class degree (Leeds Metropolitan University) & Grosvenor Prize for Best Student
  • Higher National Diploma – Distinction (The University of Salford)
  • Mental Health modules on Masters Degree programme (Level 7)
  • CBT on Masters Degree programme (Distinction)
  • PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation and Practitioner
  • ILM Level 3 in Management
  • Holistic practitioner (including First and Second Degree in Usui Reiki)

Continuing Professional Development:

  • TA101 Transactional Analysis Training – Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
  • Getting the Most out of Countertransference (Object Relation Theory) – through Transactional Analysis Training
  • Working with Bereavement, Grief and Loss (multiple training providers)
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Essentials of Information Governance
  • Clinical Audit (Tameside & Glossop PCT)
  • End of Life and Palliative Care (Macmillan Cancer Support)

Prior Experience:

  • Director of MIND Manchester Mental Health Charity
  • Bereavement Family Support Lead/ Counsellor at local Hospice
  • Counsellor at the Manchester and Salford Counselling Service
  • Counsellor at AGE UK Tameside
  • Board Member on the Domestic Abuse Management Group at Manchester City Council
  • Director of Healthwatch Oldham
  • Director CN4M
  • Deputy Manager at Oldham Carers Centre (Adult Social Care)
  • Member of the Association of Bereavement Service Co-ordinators (ABSCo)
  • 10+ years of Senior Project Management across a variety of sectors


  • Enhanced DBS checked (annually)
  • Fully insured through Holistic Insurance
  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and working towards further accreditations
  • Approved by Accredited Register Scheme (Professional Standard Authority)
  • I receive monthly casework support with a highly skilled and qualified supervisor
  • I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
  • I work within the guidance expressed within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

Upcoming/ Current Courses:

  • Certificate in Transitional Life Coaching (12-month programme commencing November 2017)
  • Practitioner Certificate in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) (12-month programme commencing December 2017)

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