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About Me

I trained as a nurse in the 1980’s qualifying as a General Nurse as well as a Learning Difficulties Nurse and Mental Health Nurse and with specialism in diabetes nursing.  I also qualified as a Person Centre counsellor before moving to the UK where I worked as a nurse in both England and Scotland before moving into diabetes research with the Heartlands NHS Trust in Birmingham.

I then moved to working as a Lecture in Nursing with University of Central England (now Birmingham City University) and developed my specialism in counselling training leading to a secondment from the University to the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham where I was the Academic Lead facilitating the development of their programmes for university accreditation and was also Programme Leader of their MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy course.

At Birmingham City University I was asked, and tasked, to introduce psychotherapy training at Master level that would provide professional accreditation.  I created a particular relational approach to Integrative training.  This MSc Integrative Psychotherapy programme was developed and introduced and led by me for all of the eight years of its availability.

I am completing a PhD in Dissociative Amnesia and in support of this have completed the Intensive Training in Dissociative Disorders with Kathy Steele.

I bring myr 30 years of therapeutic, supervisory and training experience to workshops that focus on trauma, dissociation and shame.  In addition I have developed individual and group structures to explore therapists’ continuing theoretical development of their clinical work that supports a research based attitude and exploration (SPD).

  • Trauma

  • Dissociation

  • Shame

  • Supervisees Professional Development

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Anxiety

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