I have a Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling, the standard three year qualification for counsellors/psychotherapists. I have a certificate in counselling skills (one year course) and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I also have a Degree in Anthropology.I have a current DBS (formally CRB) check.
I also have experience in and enjoy working with people on the autistic spectrum who who suspect they may be on the spectrum or have autistic traits. I wonder whether we all have "autistic traits" of some kind that get in the way of our relationships with others.
I am fully insured for counselling work
I am happy to provide evidence of all the above.
I believe that counselling/therapy should respond to the individual client, I try to take ideas and techniques from a wide range of counselling theories including Psychodyamic, Jungian, existential and cognitive analytic therapy, and use them to provide a positive warm and empathic experience for people. I am also interested in the work and ideas of Dr Ronnie Laing, Dr Harold Searles, Irving Yalom, Dr Donald Winnicott, and Wilfred Bion