background

originally, i read zoology (BSc Hons) at university, which incidentally included some psychology modules, but then spent ten years working in the business sector.

i decided as I approached thirty to come back to education and retrain as a therapist. this process was both scary and rewarding.

i can appreciate how difficult change can be.

here are my relevant qualifications:

2015 – Certificate in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy, National Council of Psychotherapy, UK

2012 – Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative), University of Wales, Newport, UK

i list my selected cv following my training to give you an idea of my background and expertise:

2012 – 2016: Lead counsellor for the UK’s largest HIV / Sexual Health charity working mainly with LGBTQ+ clients; this included asylum seekers and refugees.

2013 – 2016: ran a successful private practice in South Wales, UK

2013 – 2015: counselling 16 to 25 year olds in a Higher Education setting (brief intervention therapy)

2013 – 2014: counselling long term gamblers in a new pilot scheme start up in South Wales.