I am in my third year of training at Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership (WPP), taking the Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, leading to UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registration. UKCP is the leading professional body for the education, training, and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Practitioners undergo a four-year, postgraduate, in-depth and experiential training in working therapeutically with a variety of people with a wide range of emotional distress, mental health issues and personal difficulties. I am also working towards National Counselling Society (NCS) accreditation.
I have a background of working with individuals and groups in Higher Education, with 25 years of experience in research and teaching. Having experienced how powerful psychotherapy can be in healing issues that were rooted in my past and helping me to become a happier and more authentic version of myself, I made the decision to retrain as an integrative therapist. While I remain engaged with the academic community, I now commit most of my time to my psychotherapy practice and training.
I am a member of WPP, a trainee member of the UKCP, and a student member of the United Kingdom Association for Psychotherapy Integration (UKAPI). I receive regular clinical supervision from a senior supervisor. I abide by WPP's Code of Ethics and Professional Practice for Trainees, Trainers and Supervisors and UKCP's Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct. I have professional indemnity insurance, and have an Enhanced DBS certificate.
Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (currently in third year)
Continuing Professional Development undertaken includes working with dreams, boundary issues, mental health familiarisation, attachment for clinicians, and toxic shame and pride.
PhD (History) 1994
BA (Hons) Modern History & English Literature 1989