Qualifications

I have the following qualifications:white-male-1834088_640

BA Honours Degree & Diploma in Social Work – Dissertation: “The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse into Adulthood” 

National Family Mediation Service Certification 

CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2 

CPCAB Counselling Theory Level 3 

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Person Centered Counselling 

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

Quantum Touch- Energy Healing Certification & Releasing Trapped Emotions

NLP & Coaching Certificate via International Association of Neruro Linguistic Programming and Coaching 

Emotional Freedom Technique Certification- Advanced EFT Practitioner

Hypnosis CPD- Regression, Anxiety & Talking in Metaphors

The main body that oversees the registration and accreditation of counsellors and psychotherapists is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

As a professional counsellor I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework. As such I am bound by a code of conduct to provide a safe service to everybody I work with. For further information there is a link to the BACP here: www.bacp.co.uk

I am also registered with the (HCPC) Health Care Professionals Council and have ongoing training (CPD) to enhance and expand services offered. I have all the relevant insurances to practice and clean (DBS) Police Checks.

Professional Experience

Since 1998 I have worked continuously with individuals and families experiencing difficulties via:

  • Birmingham City Council Children & Family teams
  • Barnardo’s Sexual Exploitation team
  • Youth Offending Services
  • Schools & Colleges in the West Midlands
  • Fostering services
  • Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS)
  • MIND the national mental health based service.
  • A Way forward Foundation working with ex -offenders being rehabilitated back into the community.
  • Salvation Army Family Contact Centre providing therapeutic support to separated parents and young people.
  • Cedar Counselling Services which is a community based service for generic family, health and work based issues.

Post Graduate Training: graduation-310136_640

  • Domestic Violence & PTSD – via Cedar Counselling Services Birmingham
  • Ego States-Working with the child inside the adult-via Cedar Counselling Services Birmingham
  • Sandplay– Enabling children to communicate feelings and emotions through Sandplay- via The Centre for Child Mental Health in London
  • Quantum Touch (Healing Therapy) Certificate – via Hijama plus Birmingham
  • Counselling ex- offenders in a community context- via A Way Forward Foundation Birmingham
  • Attachment -Training via Birmingham City Council and Coleshill Counselling Training
  • Bowlby, Erikson, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Theories in Practice- via Coleshill Counselling Training
  • SMAT DRUG -training via Aquarius
  • Understanding Autism- Training Workshop by Autism West Midlands
  • Forced Marriages and Honour Based Violence- Training Program by Muslim Womens Network UK
  • Triple P Parenting- Training for Professionals Muath Centre Birmingham
  • Preventing Violent Extremism-via the Channel Project Training  London
  • Safeguarding Training – via Birmingham City Council
  • Providing Telephone, Livechat and Email Counselling, Support, Information and Advice for Foster Carers- Training via Fosterline Bromsgrove
  • Working with Seperated Families Therapeutically -Hearing the voice of the child- via The Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS) Coventry
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness & Preventing Female Genital Mutilation