• B.Sc. Hons. Mixed Social Science & Psychology (Open University, 1994)
  • Combined Certificate in Counselling Practice and Theory (Central School of Counselling & Therapy, 1995)
  • Diploma in Counselling (Central School of Counselling & Therapy, 1997)
  • MA in Integrative Counselling (University College of Ripon & York St John, 2001)
  • Diploma in Counsellor Spervision (University College of York St John, 2003)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Shamanism (The Three Ravens College, 2012)

Besides the above ‘formal qualifications’, all BACP Accredited Counsellors are required to undertake annual ‘Continued Professional Development’, which includes short courses and workshops.  Too numerous to list, but include:

  • IEMT Integrated Eye Movement Therapy.  Practitioner Training, (Change Working Ltd, 2018)
  • Integrating CBT into Professional Practice.  (North Yorkshire Health & Wellbeing Services, 2010)
  • Supporting the Bereaved.  (CRUSE Bereavement care, 2002)
  • Understanding Domestic Violence. (North Durham Domestic Violence Forum, 2003)
  • Certificate as Practitioner of Meridian Therapies (EFT).  (The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Therapies, 2002)
  • Trauma-related Complex Dissociation (First Person Plural, Dissociative Identity Disorders Association, 2016 & 2017)
  • Intuitive Therapy (2010)
  • Freedom Program Professional Training (Pat Craven, 2003)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Mind, 2011)
  • Rape & Sexual Abuse (Various ongoing CPD training and Workshops.  (Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre, Darlington)