I am trained as a person centred therapist in 2007 at Keele University. I joined Salford in 2013 and I work on a part time basis. Before Salford i was based in a high school ,working as a therapist in a project i set up within the school. The main aim of this project was the provision of therapy to teenagers (vie the use of creative media) as well as training to staff . The project run successfully for 3 years.
In the university, I teach on serveral counselling and psychotherapy courses across all levels (Bsc, GradCertificate and Msc). I have also worked as a therapist in the voluntary and statutory sector . I feel enriched and priviledged to have worked with clients with diverse difficulties in various settings: schools, colleges, alcohol & drug services, GP surgeries ). Prior to being a therapist, I begun my career as a youth worker and youth inclusion community worker, offering support to young people with complex needs and from deprived socio-economic backgrounds.
I also hold a small private practice in south/ central Manchester offering one to one therapy to adults/ young people and supervision to trainee and qualified therapists ; but also to practitioners from other helping professions (mental health workers). I also have a special interest in providing supervision to people in education/ teachers.
Current Research interests: Our use of self in HE teaching; mindfulness approaches to Higher Education pedagogies, person centred psychotherapy, creative media in qualitative research, creativity in HE.
A conference dialogue which took place in the annual meeting of the Radical Association of Midwives and which I thoroughly enjoyed!