I am an Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My enthusiasm has always been driven by the individuals experiencing psychological distress with whom I have worked. This has been acquired most recently whilst working over the past fifteen years in GP surgeries in Leicester and Rugby as a psychotherapist. My professional practice has been, and continues to be enhanced by working with clients from a wide range of cultures, ethnic groups and ages. I am always learning.
Prior to this I have worked as a qualified mental health nurse in South and East London which has given me a unique insight into the range and severity of mental ill health and its impact on the individual, family and friends. This was followed by seven years as a health service manager which has added to my understanding of the factors affecting mental health from an occupational perspective.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology (University of East London)
BSc (HONS) Psychology and Sociology (Brunel University)
Mental Health Nurse (Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals, London)
Areas of expertise and special interest
Cultural Specific Issues
Abuse (historical and current)
Work Related Difficulties
Clients with whom I work
Adults aged 18 and above.
Model of Therapy
I qualified using a psychodynamic model. The therapy offered is further influenced by my varied experiences as a psychiatric nurse and as a manager with respect to occupational/work-related issues.
Torc Counselling Ltd.
New Walk House
108 New Walk
Phone: 07471 891901
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