Weight Loss and Behavioural Change re Food, Sports Performance and Motivation to Exercise, Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attack Resolution, Bereavement and Grief Counselling, Phobias, and Addictions.
I have 28 years experience in Social Care, NHS Mental Health and Psychiatric Services as a Psychiatric Social Worker and Approved Mental Health Professional (1983 Mental Health Act Amended).
I am a qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapy practitioner. Throughout my career ongoing professional development has enabled me to benefit from ongoing training of both a therapeutic nature and with regard to legislation. I have a range of developed and mature therapeutic skills especially in the speciality fields I note above.
I have a Degree in Applied Social Studies and am a Qualified Social Worker. I am approved to discharge statutory powers under the 1983 Mental Health Act.
I am a 'Central Council for the Education and Training in Social Work' Approved Practice Teacher having taught students at UMIST, UCLAN and Lancaster University.
Member of The Northern Association of Professional Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Registered with the General Social Care Council which is a body monitoring training levels and member’s good practice. I have an unblemished Criminal Records Bureau 'Enhanced Disclosure'(CRB).
1984 Univ Central Lancashire (UCL): Degree in Applied Social Studies and CQSW
1987 Manchester Univ Dept Psychiatry: ASW Mental Health Act 1983
1994 UCL : CCETSW Practice Teaching Award~
2008 UCL : Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Award
2009 AMHP Practice Teacher Status for LCC and Univ Manchester
2009 Accepted as a member of The Northern Association of Clinical Hypnotherapists
Also numerous professional development courses/awards in counselling, behavioural therapy (1984-2010)