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).


  • 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 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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