Continuing Professional Development: It is important for a Therapist to maintain his or her own professional and personal development. Below are the courses relevant to counselling that I have undertaken.

  • English National Board For Nursing: General Nursing (EN 1989, RGN 1992)

  • Anglia Polytechnic University: Certificate in Counselling Skills (1993)

  • Basildon & Thurrock PCT: Eating Disorders Workshop (1994)

  • Essex Medical Audit Advisory Group: An Introduction to Depression in Primary Care (1995)

  • RCN Nursing Update: Depression (1995)

  • Health Education Authority: Helping People Change (Core Skills, Smoking, Eating, Alcohol, Physical Activity) (1996)

  • Health Education Authority: Helping People Change (Smoking & Pregnancy) (1997)

  • Anglia Polytechnic University: Working with People in Situations of Loss (1998)

  • Anglia Polytechnic University: Care of the Vulnerable Person / Child Protection/Domestic Violence (2004)

  • Essex Vulnerable Adults Protection Committee: Tools to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Abuse (2005)

  • Help the Aged: Tackling Elder Abuse: Actions and Solutions (2005)

  • Anglia Ruskin University: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Introductory Workshop (2006)

  • Anglia Ruskin University: Solution Focused Therapy (2006)

  • Anglia Ruskin University: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intermediate Workshop (2007)

  • British College of Auricular Acupuncture: Auricular Acupuncture Detoxification Practitioner (2008)

  • Anglia Ruskin University: Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2009)

  • Motivational Interviewing Course (2010)

  • Anglia Ruskin University: Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2011)

  • Anglia Ruskin University: Master of Science Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2013)

Since 2013 I have continued my professional development with various and numerous online and one-day CPD modules in order to maintain my professional competence.