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About Me


Before practicing clinically as an Integrative Therapist, I was trained as an actor at East 15 Acting School and then worked for over 30-years on the stage and in Education, as a Teacher, Director, and Senior Lecturer of Drama, Physical Theatre, and Vocal Studies. I, therefore, maintain a profound interest in the human condition and have a genuine care for people.

In my previous career in education, I was also an Institutional Teaching and Learning Fellow at Edge Hill University (2015-2018) and the designer, founder, and manager of the Student Peer Mentor Scheme in Performing Arts (2010-2018), facilitating the training of student peer mentors in support of student experience, employability, and wellbeing. I was a founder member of the University Peer Mentor working group and a principal author on the University Student Peer Mentor Policy. My research concentrated on Performance and Therapy with particular emphasis on Health and Wellbeing, and I launched a therapeutic theatre company, Confiança Collaborative, which concentrates on mental and physical illness, with a view to inspiring opinion and change ( My Practice As Research has explored Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, SEN, and Suicide, and the company has been internationally recognised for having a “positive and constructive impact on society”, The Good News Planet, New York (October 2014 - 

I am an ASIST Suicide Interventionist, and in July 2015 I was awarded an International Certificate of recognition from LivingWorks, Canada, for my contributions to building Suicide-Safer Communities. I was the Technical Consultant for Sodexo’s Global Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Programme (2018), which was written to address the needs of over 400,000 employees across 70 countries. I have also delivered Continual Professional Development sessions (CPD’s), including those on “Stress” and “Fear”, at Cambridge University; “Stress Management” for the NHS; and I have facilitated the Level 3 counselling course and various CPD’s, including,  “Grief and Loss”, “Autism and ADHD”, and “Working with Anger” at JHD Counselling.

Recent Continual Professional Development includes: 

  • Dreams and Analytical Psychology

  • Understanding the Dark Triad of Personality in Life, Work, and Relationships

  • Symbols of Power and the Power of Symbols – Why I am Jungian!

  • Substance Misuse

  • Mastering the Treatment of Trauma

  • Working with Complex Clients

  • Working with Suicidal Clients

  • Death of a Child

  • ​Life After Suicide

  • Dying at Home

  • A Matter of Death and Life (Irvin Yalom)

  • Trauma, Mind, Body (Super Conference)

  • Working with Nesting Dolls in Counselling (Pauline Andrew)

  • Sand Tray Theory and Practice

  • Introduction to Drama Therapy

  • Working with Metaphor

  • Arts Psychotherapies

  • Introduction to Working with Gestalt Techniques

  • Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Mick Cooper)

  • Emotional Freedom Technique

  • Flash Technique for Trauma Reduction

  • Matrix Re-imprinting

  • Working in Private Practice

  • Safeguarding Adults

  • Safeguarding Children

  • Stress Management

  • Conflict Resolution and the Duty of Candour

  • Equality, Diversity, and Human Rights

  • General Data Protection Regulation Training

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Training for Clinical Staff

  • Channel General Awareness (Prevent On-line Training)


  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5)

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 4)

  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (Level 4)

  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Level 3)

  • EFT Practitioner Training (Level 2)

  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision, (Level 2 - CRUSE Bereavement Support)

  • Certificate in Bereavement Therapy for Children and Young People (CRUSE)

  • MHFA Instructor Training Certificate

  • Bereavement Support Foundation Course (CRUSE)

  • Certificate for Second Degree in Reiki 

  • Certificate in Laughter Therapy 

  • Certificate for First Degree in Reiki 

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Certificate 

  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate 

  • Mental Health First Aid Lite Certificate


  • PRESENT STUDY: Level 7 in Advanced Patterns in Psychotherapy


  • M.A. in Contemporary Performing Arts  

  • BA (Hons) (1st Class) Theatre Studies/English Literature 

  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education 

  • BTEC Certificate in Management Studies

  • City & Guilds 730/7 Teachers Certificate 

  • Acting Diploma

  • A Levels English Literature, Music, and Theatre Studies 

  • Foundation Certificate in Theatre Studies

  • LAMDA Acting Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals

  • ESB Public Speaking Certificate

  • Grade 7 and Grade 8 Singing (RSM) 


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