Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) since 2013


  • Diploma in Supervision Studies, Open College, 2018
  • MA Trauma Studies, University of Nottingham 2013
  • PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector), South Notts College, 2007
  • North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, 2000 – 2004:
    Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (TC03, CPCAB)
    Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (TC01, CPCAB)
    Certificate in Counselling Skills (OCR)

Areas of Specialism:

Trauma, loss, gender and gender diversity, sexual diversity, equality difference and diversity (EDI), mental health, anger, control, domestic and sexual abuse, bullying, oppression.

Current Professional Roles (self-employed):

  • Author of Person Centred Counselling for Trans and Gender Diverse people: A practical guide for Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Further info
  • Clinical supervisor offering online and face to face supervision and consultancy to therapists and other professionals
  • Private counsellor offering online and face to face counselling
  • Self employed equality and diversity/ trauma and mental health trainer and visiting lecturer for institutions and CPD organisations including: NHS, Derby University, University of Wolverhampton, Nottingham Women’s Centre, ISAS, Nottingham City Housing Association.

Skills and Experience:

  • Working with diverse clients in private practice, with particular focus on trauma and difference
  • Offering flexible training in a range of settings on equality, diversity and in particular LGBT+ issues
  • Working with education establishments, councils, charities and other organisations to develop policy and best practice for LGBT+ people
  • Offering clinical supervision, including in an organisational setting to non-therapist professionals
  • Writing for a range of online publications and print publishers on diversity issues

Previous Roles:

  • Counsellor/Wellbeing Practitioner, Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Derby (Counsellor)*
  • Safe Speak Secondary School Counselling (a Relate service) (Counsellor)*
  • ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors) (Counsellor)
  • North Derbyshire Women’s Aid (Counselling Coordinator)*
  • Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline (Telephone Helpline Advisor)*
  • Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (Telephone Helpline Volunteer)
  • Rethink (Community Mental Health Worker)

*Role included delivering training/workshops

Other Short Courses and Conferences (Subject Matter):

Autism and ADHD • Autism and Gender Identity • Outdoor Therapy • Mindfulness • Relate training in online counselling • Relate training in counselling 5 to 10s • Safeguarding Children • Gender Identity and Self-concept • Domestic Abuse and brain development • Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment • Living with Dissociation • Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence • Challenging Domestic Violence – Good practice guidelines for work with men • Same Sex Abuse • Managing Aggression • End of Life: Medical and Therapeutic Perspectives • Bereavement Counselling • Counsellors and the Human Condition • Working with Somatisation • Working with Post Traumatic Stress • Working with Dreams • Transactional Analysis 101 • Pre-therapy •