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. I am an External Assessor and Verifier for a national counselling qualification awarding body and Moderator for an online provider and have recently been appointed as Professional Standards Development Facilitator with BACP.

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 about15 years, 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, I have been in private practice since 2017

 

Following completion of my Counselling 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 Education Workforce Council in Wales.

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