Qualifications & Training

Qualifications

My core university training is in the Psychodynamic therapeutic approach. I have also had further training in Group psychotherapy at the Institute of Group Analysis.

  • PGDip Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling, Brighton University
  • Foundation Certificate in Group Psychotherapy, Group Analysis South East, IGA

I continue to develop my knowledge in a range of psychotherapy approaches (CBT, IFS, CAT), with a wide variety of issues (Trauma, Anxiety, Shame, ADHD) and client groups (men, adolescents, couples).

The further training I have carried out are listed below:

Further Training & Professional Development

Psychotherapeutic Approaches

Brainspotting (an approach developed from EMDR)

  • Brainspotting Phase 1 & 2 BSPUK – BSP UK, Dr Mark Grixti

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

  • Diversity in CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) – Sussex Partnership NHS Trust

Cognitve Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Advanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy: CBT for Your Most Challenging Clients – PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS): A Revolutionary & Transformative Treatment for Permanent Healing of PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse and more  Frank Anderson- PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence 

Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness, Healing and Transformation: The Pain and the Promise of Befriending the Full Catastrophe, Bessel Van der Kolk & Jon Kabat-Zinn, PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence
  • When Words are not Enough: The Role of Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness in Treating Anxiety & Depression, The Rock Clinic

 

Client Groups

Couples

  • Love & Hate in Couples: The Dynamics of Violence & Reconciliation, Brighton Therapy Partnership

Adolescents

  • Sturm und Drang – The Dilemmas of Working Therapeutically with Adolescents in Private Practice – Rebecca Kirkbride, Brighton Therapy Partnership

Men

  • Men and Therapy – Key Approaches to Working with Men  – Psychotherapy Excellence

Groups

  • Confluence and Collaboration: Group Analysis in the 21st Century, Morris Nitsun, Gwen Adshead, Earl Hopper, Sue Einhorn – Psychotherapy Excellence

 

Specific Mental Health Issues

Complex Mental Health Needs

  • PECAN Research Event: Where the need is great – approaches to supporting people through crisis and complexity Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Sussex Education Centre

 

Trauma, Attachment, Shame

  • EMDR In Action: A Step-By-Step Master Class  PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence – Deany Laliotis Nov 2018
  • In Conversation with Babette Rothschild : An evening discussion  – The Body Remembers, NScience
  • Addiction, Trauma, & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Neuroscience behind Developmental/Attachment Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences   – PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence
  • The Latest in Trauma Treatments: Diagnosis, Neuroscience & Best Practices PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence
  • Trauma Healing: Transforming Developmental Trauma into Integration and Resiliency – Dan Siegel, PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence
  • Trauma, Memory and the Restoration of One’s Self – Bessel van der Kolk, PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence
  • Traumatic Attachment and Co-Regulation: The Neurobiology of Relationship – Janina Fisher – PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence
  • Overcoming Trauma-Related Shame and Self-Loathing – Janina Fisher, PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence
  • Complex Trauma and Shame: Somatic Interventions with Janina Fisher, PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence

 

Narcissistic & Borderline Personality Disorders (NPD/BPD)

  • Fragile Selves: Working with Narcissistic and Borderline States of Mind – Jeremy Holmes, Phil Mollen, Neville Symington, Susanna Abse and Jenny Riddell Dr Susan Mizen, Allan Schore, Clara Muci, Diana Diamond, David Celani, Jay Greenberg, Frank Lachmann, Ruthie Smith, Jack Nathan, Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, Dr Anne Alvarez and Marcus West, CONFER

 

ADHD/ADD/ASD

  • Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CCSP) Intensive Training Course: Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan, David Nowell, Russell A. Barkley, Cindy Goldrich, Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, Peg Dawson
  • The Disintegrating Self – Understanding and working with adults with ADHD and/or autistic spectrum traits – Phil Mollon, Brighton Therapy Partnership

 

General Psychotherapy

  • Mistakes of the Heart: The Healing Power of Therapeutic Repair – PESI/Psychotherapy Excellence  Janina Fisher
  • Attachment, Neuroscience & 21st Century Psychotherapy by Professor Jeremy Holmes – The Centre for Emotional Development