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.
I am also a Clinical Supervisor since 2016 working with counsellors in schools, private practice, charity organisations and SARSAS (Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support).
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.
Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate
Post Graduate Diploma in Jungian Studies (in progress)
Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Supervision
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 and workshops in;
Online & Telephone Counselling through COVID-19,
Depression Patterns (NICABM),
Treating Trauma (NICABM),
Trauma and the Body (PODS),
Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals (PODS),
Dissociation and DID (PODS),
Working with relational trauma (PODS),
Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing (PODS),
Navigating the Landscape of Sexual Trauma,
Fighting Domestic Violence & Abuse,
Creative Therapeutic Journalling,
and many more…
Professional Memberships and Standards
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
PCU (Psychotherapy and Counselling Union)
I am an Accredited Member of the professional body British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am on their Accredited Register and I work within their reviewed BACP Ethical Framework, that was implemented on 1 July 2018. 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.