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Counselling Experience

I started seeing clients in 2014 whilst carrying out my counselling placement with a Plymouth-based Community Interest Company. I worked on a number of funded projects, providing counselling for: those who had experienced domestic abuse; carers and heart and stroke patients. Once I had qualified in 2015, I provided counselling within a Plymouth secondary school for girls aged 11-18 years. 

From 2016 – 2021, I was Project Lead for the Victims of Crime counselling service at a Plymouth-based organisation offering support for young people between the ages of 13 and 25. I continue to co-facilitate a Domestic Abuse Therapy Group for this organisation. 

I have been working in private practice since 2015 and am now at Lifton Community Centre on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. I do zoom or phone sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

In the last few years, I have worked increasingly with people with ADHD and autism.

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Qualifications

•BSc Psychology (1st Class Honours)
•Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling - Dartmoor Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
•Diploma in Supervision - Dartmoor Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
•ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) Certification Course: Strength-based Interventions to Thrive with ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood 2023

Professional Development

  • Person Centred Couples Counselling (2 days training)

  • Domestic Abuse Training – pairs.  (2 days training)

  • Domestic Abuse Awareness training

  • Understanding Child Protection with Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board

  • Exploring Suicide Risk

  • Understanding Emotional Trauma

  • Developing cultural competence for working with LGBT Clients

  • Lost in Transition Conference (Intercom Trust) – exploring the needs of gender-conflicted children and young people, and their families/schools

  • Working with Shame

  • Anger, Rage and Relationship

  • KUF Training (3 days training on how to work more effectively with clients diagnosed with a personality disorder)

  • Autism Awareness Training

  • Ongoing member of a Gestalt Personal Development Group

  • Eating Disorder Conference

  • Trauma Informed Approaches Training Parts 2&3

  • Parent & Child Counselling

  • ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) Certification Course: Strength-based Interventions to Thrive with ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood (Online Course)

  • 2-Day Intensive Workshop: Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling Course, Counselling Tutor