I qualified as an integrative psychotherapist in 2017. My formal studies spanned four years and were completed at Staffordshire University. My qualification is a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling. I was awarded a Professional Distinction overall and my academic tutors awarded me Best Student Performance in my first and final years of training. As part of my training and portfolio submission I have provided extensive counselling psychotherapy through an NHS placement in North Staffordshire (2015 – 2017).
Prior to this, in 2007 I graduated from Birmingham University with a Masters Degree in Health Care Policy and Management – achieving a merit overall and I was awarded a distinction for my dissertation.
As part of my professional registration with the BACP, Registered Members are required to participate and evidence continuing professional development (CPD). CPD is about therapists and other professionals working in care settings demonstrating their commitment to ‘lifelong learning’. This can be about formal training or training updates in particular areas of therapy practice but learning can also take place through a wide-range of activities in various contexts, and may include experiential learning activities.