My qualifications and professional development



  • Post Graduate Diploma Mindfulness (Aberdeen University)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Systemic Therapy) University of Hull
  • Foundation Skills Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (NHS)
  • Supervisors Training Certificate (Relate)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Therapy University of East London
  • Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling Theory and Practice (Relate)
  • CBT for Couples training
  • Extensive training in domestic violence and abuse
  • Visiting lecturer Northumbria University
  • Regular participant by station request BBC Radio Newcastle Jonathan Miles Midmorning Show
  • as featured in Top Zante Magazine September 2013: Cooling Your Relationship Hotspots

Continuing Professional Development

  • Couple Therapy for Depression IAPT Practitioner Training (Tavistock Centre for Couple
  • Depression: assessment and treatment, (Relate Northumberland and Tyneside)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder: assessment and treatment (Relate Northumberland and Tyneside)
  • Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Relationships Training. (Safe
    Newcastle Unit, MESMAC North East & Victim Support)
  • Resolution Joint Family Consultants Collaborative Familiarisation Course
  • Risk and Risk Assessment Relate Northumberland and Tyneside
  • SAFE Newcastle Foundation Course in Drug Awareness
  • Domestic Violence Assement and Intervention (Relate)

Covid 19 blog #12: can you take a risk? Dare you eat a peach?

“Do I dare disturb the universe? /Shall I part my hair behind? /Do I dare to eat a peach?” T.S. Eliot The Love Song of …


Covid 19 blog #11: you gave away your power. What comes next?

“Mr Duffy lived a few feet away from his body” -James Joyce Dubliners “true spiritual realisation, authentic enlightenment, …


Covid 19 blog #8: a time of loss and a time of adaption-to what?

“do not go gently into that good night/old age should burn and rage at close of day/rage, rage against the dying of the …