I haven’t always worked within psychotherapy but I have always been fascinated about psychology and personal growth. After my Masters Degree, I moved from the Netherlands to Devon. In a multinational financial news organisation, I worked as a Trainer and a Senior Financial Market Analyst for almost 10 years.
I have been a practising therapist since 2009, working in different counselling organisations before starting my private practice in Wellington, Somerset in 2010.
As a qualified Supervisor, I draw on my experience on providing a learning and supportive environment for counselling trainees with their practical experience.
I worked as a Counselling lecturer for four years, teaching on a Foundation Degree Course (accredited by Worcester University), a BACP accredited Advanced Diploma and the Certificate Course. I continue to offer training and CPD workshops.
Post Graduate Diploma in Jungian Studies (in progress)
Post Qualifying Diploma in Supervision
Post Qualifying Diploma in Sandplay Therapy
Post Qualifying Diploma in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited).
I have had additional training and workshops in;
Navigating the Landscape of Sexual Trauma,
Escape From Depression,
Fighting Domestic Violence & Abuse,
and many more…
Professional Membership and Standards
I am an accredited member of the professional body BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I am on their Accredited Register and I work within their BACP ethical framework.
I have regular and ongoing Counselling Supervision to ensure that I work in a healthy and professional way and to support my professional development. I also undertake regular ongoing professional development opportunities, through workshops and training courses, to keep a fresh approach.