With over 27 years experience in Nursing, Counselling and Psychotherapy I have chosen to work with people who have complex interpersonal issues, especially self-injury. I have worked in many mental health settings ranging from Forensic MH to Liaison Psychiatry providing psychotherapy and counselling for clients individually or in groups. My interest in self-harm brought me to teach at Salford where I have worked with colleagues to design and provide courses in working with people who self-harm or have a diagnosis of Personality Disorder. I have also designed, managed and facilitated an hons degree and masters programme in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I currently am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cogntive Psychotherapy as a Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. My PhD research was Interpersonal processes and self-injury. I used Bricolage as a methodology and analysed interviews using projective Identification as a concept with staff and clients who self-injured to view the interpersonal processes.Self-injury emerged as a coping strategy for shame and also produced a shame eliciting reaction from others, creating a clear interpersonal maintenance cycle. I am presently in the process of publishing this work. I also have academic and research interest in interpersonal processes, shame, compassion and case conceptualisation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
A CBT symposium for MSc CBP students and visitors
A CBT symposium for current students and visitors
a one day national conference for professionals exploring concepts and interventions.
the aim of the conference was to explore and provide practical strategies to enable staff to work therapeutically with people who self-harm
A one day national conference for professionals working with clients who have complex needs or a diagnosis of personality disorder
a one day conference for all those seeking to develop and enhance their skill and understanding of the care of people who self-injure
PhD research study looking at Interpersonal processes and self-injury
A symposium organised between Universities of Salford, UCLAN and Chester.
External advisor for the Post Graduate Certificate in CBT and then from Sept 2013 external examiner for this programme.
MSc Gestalt in Organisations
Cognitive Behavioral Studies and Skills Online University Advanced Diploma
Counselling Studies and Skills Online University Diploma
Clinical Supervision PG Cert Online
External Advisor MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
CBT Course Directors Group
This committe is the UK CBT programme accreditation team. We quality approve and accredit CBT programmes and act as international advisors on this matter.
I am part of a team of lectures and researchers who have been successful in gaining 30K to produce a literature review, recommendations for practice and then facilitation of staff learning around self harm. There is also ... more >>.