Qualifications, Experience and Training
As a qualified psychotherapist, I have run a private practice since 1999, while at times also being employed as a drugs counsellor, a group facilitator, a trainer and an NHS mental health worker.
COMPLETED TRAINING - in chronological order, most recent first
-Diploma in Supervision, Iron Mill, Exeter
-Associate Training Member, Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute
-Introduction Year, Group Analysis, Turvey Centre, Bedford
-Supervisor Training, Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute
-EMDR training levels I and II, 'EMDR Workshops UK'
-Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (UKCP accredited), Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute
-Training in Transactional Analysis, The Berne, Kegworth
-CAPS in Psychotherapy, Bath Spa University College
-RSA in Counselling Skills, Bridgwater College
-Licensed NLP Practitioner
-City and Guilds Certificate in Mental Health in the Community
Specialised training in:
Sexual Abuse and Working with Sex Offenders, Child Protection, Group Therapy, Bodywork and Psychosomatic Expression, Neurobiology, Trauma and Dissociation, Drugs and Alcohol Misuse, Dual Diagnosis, Self-Harm and Suicide, Motivational Interviewing, Eating Disorders, Mickel Reverse Therapy (for ME)
Besides extensive one-to-one work, I have had particular experience in developing and running training programmes for professionals working in Social Care, facilitating a support group for those having experienced sexual abuse, and designing and leading confidence and self-esteem raising programmes for patients of a local Community Mental Health Team.
I am especially interested in the developmental and attachment theories and I understand the therapeutic relationship as being a space in which fixated feelings, beliefs and behaviours of the 'there-and-then' can be loosened in order to bring about increased spontaneity and contactfulness in the 'here-and-now'. Object Relations Theory, Relational Transactional Analysis and Integrative Psychotherapy are the main 'schools' that underpin my work.
Ich bin auch deutschsprachig,
Je suis aussi francophone.
"The Impact of our Birth Stories on Script", Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute, 2006
"Understanding Motivation, Inviting Change", Sarah Frettingham, Veronica Murray, ITA Conference 2003
Registered Member of the UKCP.
CODE OF ETHICS
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the different modalities in which I practice and of the Institutes of which I am a member (UKCP and Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute).
I also receive supervision by accredited supervisors and am committed to ongoing professional development. My practice is also covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance and a CRB check.