"the only source of knowledge is experience"
NCUIL University London January 2018 to present
Academic & Course Leader/ Lecturer
I designed a new distance learning Foundation Degree in Psychology, and am module leader and lecturer for Cyberpsychology.
HBBS Counselling Charity
Governor and clinical committee member
I volunteer and contribute to the management and clinical governance at this local counselling charity.
Academic Course Leader/Lecturer
Anglia Ruskin University/ Renew Counselling Training July 2011- Dec 2018
I designed, and managed the delivery of the DipHE in Counselling Children and Young People & BA(Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy in conjunction with Anglia Ruskin University. I managed a training team of 12 and am responsible for academic development, research, clinical and ethical standards, budgeting course quality.
Lecturer in Counselling, Module Leader
Havering College,September 2005 – July 2011
BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy and on the Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills Certificate course. Modules and specialist areas include ; Counselling Practice Skills, Transpersonal Aspects, Introduction to Research, Personal and Professional Development, Development of Professional Practice, Supervision, Person-Centred Theory, and Establishment of a Therapeutic Relationship. I have taught at levels 2,4,5 & 6.
Delivering CPD and Workshops
Dandelion Training 2005- present
I have facilitated counselling skills training for staff at Addaction Drug Treatment Programme , Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service. I run workshops for the Person-Centred Art Therapy Association in London annually, focusing on practitioner skills training, and co-facilitate workshops for them twice a year.
External Examiner Glyndwr University 2014- present
I was appointed as External Examiner for the Diploma in Person-Centred & Experiential Counselling and BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy. This involves moderating work, monitoring standards, ethical and academic issues.
BACP MindEd , 2013-2014
I was appointed as session author on this project, authoring session on empathy, establishing a therapeutic relationship and entering the frame of reference.
ABC Awards – 2013 – present
I was an External Examiner for a number of FE Counselling courses in and around London and Essex.
AQA - 2012 – 2015
I was Principle examiner and Lead Question Writer for Level 2 & 3 Counselling Courses. I have also been involved in developing a new programme of delivery for levels 2-6 with AQA.
BACP Professional Education Development Forum 2011-2014
I was invited to the join the forum in 2011, and was an active contributor with a number of forum tasks, including the mapping of counselling training provision across the UK.
Youth Mental Health First Aider Certificate MHFA 2017
MA Counselling & Psychotherapy University of East London Distinction 2014
CWDC Certificate in Fostering Essex County Council 2012
Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Learning QTS Anglia Ruskin University 2008
BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling OUVS/ Havering College First Class 2006
Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling Havering College 2003
Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Havering College 2001
Certificate in Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills Havering College 2000
Access Certificate to Primary Teaching Tower Hamlets College 1996 - A level equivalent; child psychology, sociology, educational psychology