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)

RAIN: coming to your emotional rescue

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Getting out of harmful habits with mindful life reflection

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Angry? How mindfulness can help you get out of your Groundhog Day

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