Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Alderley Edge and South Manchester
In Summer 2012 I successfully completed 4 years of Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis at the South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy SMCP. I am now working towards accreditation with the EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis) and UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
As part of the accreditation process I have regular supervision with a TSTA (Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst) and am in therapy with a UKCP registered Transactional Analyst. I am a Training member of UKATA (UK Association of Transactional Analysis)and I am fully insured abiding by the UKATA code of ethics.
Over the last thirty years I have been a professional working within the National Health Service, Her Majesty's Prison Service and most recently, the University of Manchester in the Department for Mental Health and Neurodegeneration Research Group. In 2003 I was awarded a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology, having gained my Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 1996.
For the past two years I have been a regular member of the Bereavement Support Group at Beechwood Cancer Care Centre in Stockport. Through the support of, and with friends I have made at Beechwood I have become increasingly aware of the significance and complexity of many the issues associated with caring for and being with the dying. As well as the process of grief itself, both before and after a bereavement.
I have very much enjoyed seeing clients as a practicing counsellor in the Primary Care setting on a voluntary basis as well as building up my private practice over this period.