I qualified as an integrative psychotherapist in 2017. My formal studies spanned four years and were completed at Staffordshire University. My qualification is a (HE Level 7) 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). Of particular note, in 2018 I completed my Postgraduate Certificate (PG.Cert) in Couples and Relationship Counselling, and in 2020 my PG.Cert in Clinical Supervision. See below for further details as part of a comprehensive list of my ongoing continuing professional development (CPD), post-qualification.
Prior to my studies in counselling psychotherapy, 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.
At the time of updating this page (October 2021) I have completed over 3,000 hours of client work spanning more than 200 clients.
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.