‘People of Worth’ was created as a course; as a result of my ‘late Mother an inspirational force’ who had seen me overcome the complexities of living with the silent disability –dyslexia and learning to rather embrace this aspect of myself as a ‘gift’ rather than a hindrance and to value my ‘worth’. I went on to deliver ‘people of worth’ for the WISH centre in Blackburn- my home town in 2011; as part of a probation court ordered process. From its success numerous inspirational, and motivation courses have since been delivered to those vulnerable within the plight of the ‘underworld’.
In 2012, I developed a speciality in working with clients presenting with problematic personality styles. This came about as a result of my role as a ‘Criminal Justice Worker’ within an adult substance misuse service and a prison setting where I began completing my intensive Post Graduate Training in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I later worked as the Therapeutic Lead and supervisor of Trainee CBT, TA and Integrative MA practitioners within a substance misuse, and Criminal Justice Setting. I continued to develop my private practice, whilst bringing my existential-phenomenological work to a private therapeutic firm practising in public and private family Law with a number of high profile complex clients; on an individual and couples basis.
Like many psychotherapists, I came to this profession as a second career. My first one was in teaching where I taught in secondary and further education as a sports lecturer.
PSYCHOTHERAPY CAREER PATH
2012 – Inspire Substance Misuse Service: Criminal Justice Lead and current- (Private Practice).
2014-2016 Integrative Psychotherapist NHS GP Practice
2017-2018 Staff/Client Therapist and Supervisor to trainee MA Therapists; Therapeutic Lead Inspire Substance Misuse Service
2018-2020 Adult and Adolescent Psychotherapist: Court Ordered Practice.
2002:Physical Education & Psychology BA(Hons) Degree, (York St John University).
2006: Post Graduate Certificate of Education (University of Central Lancashire School of Education).
2014: Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling Postgraduate Masters, (University of Central Lancashire School of Nursing)
EMDR Master Class Standard Protocol: DR Michael Patterson.
EMDR Child and Adolescent Training CORE LEVEL 1/ Child Trauma Therapy Centre: Susan Darker-Smith.
PROFESSIONAL BODIES MEMBERSHIP:
MBACP (Accredited Member British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
EMDR Europe Registered Member.