I have an MA (with Distinction) in Relationship Therapy through Relate.
I also enjoyed going on to train others to be couple and relationship counsellors.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accreditation means that I have provided proof of my skills to the BACP.
I worked for Relate in Leeds city centre for many years and have had the privilege of working with a great variety of people. I have a broad experience of working with all sorts of problems and hopes.
My way of working is based on a blend of counselling theories:
Previously I was a hospital pharmacist specialising in cancer care. I also worked in community pharmacies. This has given me an interest in thinking about what is helpful in improving physical and mental health and managing ill health.
Other qualifications include:
· Couple Therapy for Depression: The Exeter Model
· Foundation in Groupwork practice
· Therapeutic Counselling Skills for Young People (The Centre for Child Mental Health)
I practice mindfulness and self-compassion.
His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."
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