I have worked with mental-health for the past eighteen years. I possess a wide range of experience in collaborative working and have provided highly specialised, specifically tailored, one to one and group support, addressing such issues as anxiety and stressful situations.
I have helped individuals develop strategies, addressing issues associated with separation, transition, loss and trauma. I possess in-depth knowledge and experience of mental-health difficulties such as borderline states, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and recognise when there is a need to refer onto other services.
I hold a Joint Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy/Media Sociology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytical Observational Studies (The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I reflect on my skills and learning needs and address the gaps with supervision and appropriate CPD activity. I recently attended a workshop in therapeutic communication with Adolescents at the Northern school.