Certified facilitator for Susan Jeffers', "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway"© workshops.
My career began in 1971 as a State Registered Nurse at The Royal Infirmary, Bolton, followed by 12 months additional psychiatric training at The Retreat, in York.
Studying for my varied Counselling Skills began in 1983 at the Kings Fund Centre in London and included certification with "Cruse" (Counselling Course on Death, Dying, Bereavement, Loss and Separation).
Specific training in addictions began in 1986 through the Professionals in Residence Training Program, at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota, USA, an internationally renowned rehabilitation centre for the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. The program includes family therapy and an integrative style of counselling that incorporates Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, offering a much more direct approach than many other therapies.
Between 1992-1994, I continued Person Centred Counselling training, also known as the Rogerian style counselling as well as completing both an Assertiveness Training program, and Co-dependency training courses with the Drug and Alcohol Foundation, in Farnborough, Hampshire. The latter was facilitated by Pia Melody, Director of the Meadows Rehabilitation Centre, Arizona USA.Prior to building my private practice, I worked as a volunteer for the Drug and Alcohol Foundation, before commencing over 16 years of employment in Rehabilitation Treatment Centres, helping people with all aspects of Addiction.? These centres also included emotional, mental and medical problems.
I have a diploma in ITEC Holistic Body Massage, a certification in Indian Head and Shoulder Massage and have taken first and second degree courses in the Usui System of 'REIKI' Healing.
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