Qualifications and experience
Advanced clinical Trained in Transactional analysis psychotherapy
Experienced in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues, from general mental health issues to the more complex personality disorders, all of which have something in common , most people begin with the need to discover how to cope better.
mindfulness training using mindfulness allows a recognition of the self and how to be more present, in psychotherapy terms, how to be more authentic and congruent.
CBT : using C.B,T. can be a great start to recognise how unhelpful thinking patterns that have become a habit in everyday life and often cause problems
Youth and community work
Being able to communicate effectively your needs to another can make a difference when making important lifestyle choices, this can have an impact on the mental health and well being of an individual.
N.H.S experience. The importance of gaining a sense of being heard by a supportive compassionate person makes all the difference during difficult times of life.
Drugs and alcohol
An awareness of drugs and the impact on individuals, families and society
NSPCC (completed February 15th 2016)
Addictions Symposium 2016 (Bacp) looking st how addictions are treated and cared for around the world.
Looking at the different ways mental health is approached around the world,
conventional and unconventional approaches, the effects of legal and how illegal drugs under observation have brought new light to the world of addictions
Caring for people with psychosis and personality disorders (future learn, July 2016) looking at how different ways of communicating effects those with specific mental health issues, how more effective communication with carers and family members is important to the client, for coping better in the world.
Family coaching emerging futures
coaching family members to chose and maintain goals.
After a person with an addiction has chosen to be in recovery and maintains a different healthier lifestyle, its easy for the focus to still be on them this way helps family members to choose a different focus and a healthier way forward. (ongoing training)