Current work & Practice:

I work as a person centred, pluralistic counsellor and supervisor this means I will draw on a number of approaches and interventions dependent upon your own preferences and the issues raised. I am one of the lead academics and Personal and Professional Development Tutor teaching the MSc in Counselling in the School of Psychology at Bangor University and am an External Assessor and Verifier for a national counselling qualification awarding body and have experience as a Fitness to Practice Panel Member for the Education Workforce Council in Wales.

Developments:

I am particularly interested in the impact of the outdoors and well-being having

recently completed training to lead women-only bike rides, hope to present the

opportunity for women to engage in physical activity to support psychological

well-being.

Qualifications:

 I hold the following relevant qualifications:

Counselling Master’s degree

Therapeutic Counselling Supervision qualification (L6)

CBT skills for Counsellors (L5)

CPD Online & Telephone Counselling (80 hours)

Fellow of the HEA

Background:

I started counselling training in 2004 whilst working in mental health and advocacy services, having worked in voluntary and statutory sector services for more than twenty years. I have been in practice as a counsellor for 15 years and having worked in rape and sexual abuse services, primary care mental health counselling, addictions services, as a children’s hospice family counsellor and bereavement service counsellor, and having my own private client and supervision practice.

 

Following completion of my Master’s degree I moved from direct service provision to education where I have more than 10 years experience in the development and delivery of counselling programmes from introductory level to Masters level. During this time I was also appointed to sit as a fitness to practice panel member for EWC.

I also have experience as a senior training officer for a voluntary organisation developing and delivering training packages to voluntary sector agencies.