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 practicing therapist since 2009, working in different counselling organisations before starting my private practice in Wellington, Somerset in 2010.
I have also been a Clinical Supervisor since 2016, working with counsellors in schools, private practice, MIND, BARNARDOS, SARSAS (Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support) and The Green House.
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.
BACP Senior Accreditation Supervisor BACP Senior Accreditation Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Post Graduate Diploma in Jungian Studies
Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Supervision
BACP Accreditation Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Post Qualifying Diploma in Integrative Sandplay Therapy
Post Qualifying Diploma in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
I have had additional training in:
Bereavement & loss, Internal Family Systems (IFS), trauma, relational trauma, sexual trauma, trauma & attachment, trauma & the body, trauma based anxiety, memories & trauma, shame, dissociation & DID, shame, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression, neuropsychology, neuroscience, polyvagal theory, creative therapies, poetry therapy, creative therapeutic journalling, walk & talk counselling & eco-therapy, race, culture & anti-discrimination practice,
and many more…
Professional Memberships and Standards
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online)
I am a Senior Accredited Member of the professional body British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am on their Accredited Register and I work within their Ethical Framework. A useful one sheet Our Commitment Document provides a summary of the whole Ethical Framework.
I have regular and ongoing Clinical 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.