Professional Qualifications and Training

Professional Qualifications –

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling, First Class, University of Glamorgan
  • PG Diploma Counselling, University of Glamorgan
  • PG Certificate in Management, Bristol University
  • Accredited Practice Teacher Award
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW), East Anglia University

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) –

Various courses over 30+ years including:

  • Post Qualifying Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling, TherapyWorksTraining, Cardiff
  • Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness Course, London
  • ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, MIND Cardiff.
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course, Cruse Bereavement Care, Ascentis Level 2, (trained to support Adults and Children and Young People who have been bereaved).
  • TA101 Certificate (Transactional Analysis)
  • Adoption and Attachment (various)
  • An Introduction to Play Therapy
    • An Introduction to Art Therapy
    • An Introduction to Music Therapy
  • Addictions in Families
    • Anger Management
    • Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement and Loss – Grief Therapy (in addition accredited Cruse Bereavement trained)
    • Child Development (various)
    • Child and Family Training – Attachment Style Interviewing, Working with Complex Families, Child Protection
    • Child Protection, various levels.
    • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
    • Couples Therapy (various)
  • Cruse ABC (adults) and CYP (Children and Young People) Bereavement Support training courses
  • Direct Work with children and adolescents separated from their families.
    • Domestic Abuse and working with affected children and families
    • Dyslexia
  • Dr Lois Tonkins Masterclass ‘Growing Around Grief Model’ (Cruse training)
    • Expert Witness and Attending Court, Bond Solon Legal Training, London
  •  Leadership and Mentoring Certificate
    • Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress and Anxiety, Cardiff
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centred Counselling
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), various
    • Practice Teacher Training Course, Accredited Student Supervisor
    • Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA), various
    • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Safeguarding – various including Children and Adults, Cruse Bereavement Care Training Course
  • Sexual Assault and Rape
    • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Suicide (various)
    • Supervising and Managing Teams
    •  Time Management
    • Treating Disgust across the Disorders (Depression and Body Dismorphic Disorder, body shame, self vomiting, fear of vomiting, OCD, phobias, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, PTSD, panic attacks)
  • Working with Shame
  • Working with Trauma (various)
    • Working with Addictions and Recovery
    • Working with people who Self Harm
  • Working with Erotic Transference in the Therapy room