Having spent much of my business life working in a human resources capacity, when life circumstances dictated a complete change, I decided to take the opportunity to pursue a career in counselling.
Initially, I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor with a BACP accredited training center in Mid Kent. Post graduation, I completed further training in CBT, (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DIT, (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy) and EFP, (Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.).
I am a registered member of the BACP, (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), who are a regulatory body for the counselling profession and I abide by their code of ethical conduct. I also commit to ongoing personal and professional development to maintain a high standard and to continually keep up to date with advances in our profession.
Having had the privilege of being around my own horses for over 25 years, training as an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist was a natural career progression. I have recently become a senior registered and practicing member of LEAP, who are a regulated training body for EFP. LEAP are widely recognized as an innovative provider of EFP, with a focus on a creative and living model of therapy that allows the therapist to mould the therapy to the particular needs of each client.
Alongside my Private Practice, I work in Primary Care, IAPT, (Increased Access to Talking Therapies), for the NHS in the North Kent area and for Private Schools in East Sussex.