I have undertaken seven years of psychotherapy training and am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor with a diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from the Metanoia Insitutute in London, one of the leading providers of psychotherapy training in the UK. I also hold a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills from the University of Glasgow.
I was in personal therapy for five years continuously during training and see it as essential that I return for more therapy at different stages in my career, both for professional and personal reasons. I meet regularly with a clinical supervisor to review my work.
For over six years, I have worked at the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow, which is a donation based counselling agency, where I have seen a wide variety of adult clients from all walks of life. I have also received additional training in working with trauma and working with diversity. I also attend regular CPD workshops to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date.
With regards to working with children and young people, I have worked for five years as both a counsellor and school project manager, with the organisation Place2Be, who provide play therapy in schools. I have also completed their certificate in Counselling Children and participated in various play therapy training workshops through the organisation.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and abide by their ethical framework. I am also a member of the Metanoia Institute and the United Kingdom Association of Psychotherapy Integration (UKAPI).