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  • Joint Honours BSc in Psychology & Neuroscience (The University of Manchester, 1993).

  • PhD in cognitive science, focusing on memory and learning (The University of Edinburgh, 2006).


  • AQA Level 2 Certificate in Humanistic counselling (Hills Road College).

  • Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic counselling, including CBT (Hills Road college).

  • Intensive Certificate in Adlerian counselling (Bottisham college, Cambridge Adlerian Society)

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Studies (Bottisham college, Cambridge Adlerian Society).

  • Extended professional course 'Working with the effects of childhood sexual abuse in the counselling room' (Choices, Cambridge 2015).

I have also taken numerous shorter courses on a range of subjects including domestic abuse & child protection, drug & substance misuse, promoting mental health, young women and self-esteem, sexual health and relationships, rough sleepers, forced and incompatible marriages, BME women and children’s experiences etc mostly in Edinburgh, 2003-2006.  Other courses include Samaritans training (25h+, 2007), PTSD & Children, MRC - 2011; Suicide risk training, Centre 33 - 2014, Working with trauma, Using memories in therapy, Talking about sex etc (Bottisham college, 2016).

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered member of the British Psychological Society - CPsychol, no: 296687. Check register here.  

  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP no: 731681.  Check approved Professional Register here.  

  • Member of the UK Adlerian Society (ASIIP).


I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

My Professional Liability insurance is provided by Towergate insurance.

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