• Advanced Diploma in Education (Language and Literacy)
• Diploma in Integrative Counselling
• Certificate in Health and Social Care
• Certificate in Delivering Learning
I am an associate of Synthesis Training of Tyne and Wear. My Therapeutic Learning Programme forms a module in The Certificate In Groupwork In Delivering Learning, an NCFE accredited course of learning by Synthesis.
My background and experience:
I was brought up in East London, where I lived and worked until 2005. Being part of that multicultural environment cemented my commitment to equality; I challenge assumption and discrimination whenever it arises. I was a vocational trainer and practitioner for over thirty years, those years having been my grounding in social awareness. I began to re-train in 2000, subsequently qualifying and practicing in the areas of mental and emotional well-being, social care and education. As a student of Integrative Counselling my training placement was in the Secondary Mental Health sector, with the Psychological Therapies Service (NHS) in Plaistow, East London. After qualifying I stayed on to benefit from additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with specialist Denise Abel. During this time I developed my own approaches to play therapy for children in primary schools, along with new ways to empower children and young people in using literacy.