Qualifications

My professional qualifications are

  • BSc Psychology (honours) 2:1 – The Open University – 2003-2010
  • COSCA Counselling Certificate – The Orkney College – 2009
  • COSCA Further Steps Counselling Certificate – The Orkney College – 2009
  • Alcohol Counsellor - Accreditation - Alcohol Focus Scotland – 2010-2012
  • Potentiality: A Person-Centred Approach to Counselling Young People – University of Strathclyde – Feb 2011
  • Family Mediator – Accreditation – Relationships Scotland – 2011-2013
  • General Certificate in Online Counselling – Online Training for Counsellors – May-July 2013
  • PG Diploma in Person Centred Counselling – University of Aberdeen – 2013-2015
  • Diploma in Online Counselling – Online Training for Counsellors – May 2015 - January 2016
  • Foundation Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice – The Family Therapy Training Network – 2015-2016
  • Level 4 Certificate in Anger Management BPS111 (Distinction) - Academy for Distance Learning - May 2018

I am currently working towards a Post-Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young people with 'I'm Ok, You're OK' (ABC Awards) due to be completed April 2019.

I partake in regular CPD where possible and participate in regular clinical supervision with a qualified and experienced supervisor to assist with my professional development and to ensure I am working in line with BACP’s ethical guidelines:
https://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php

I am a Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) - an organisation dedicated to ensuring professional and ethical practice amongst counsellors - https://www.bacp.co.uk/ and also a member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) - https://acto-org.uk/
I have insurance for personal liability and professional indemnity, and am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) as a controller of sensitive data and work to their standards for storing any information about you: https://ico.org.uk/

Professional Associations

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