I was Training Manager in NHS Ayrshire and Arran until Dec 2004 when, having retrained, I decided to expand my work as an independent Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I consult in Glasgow and Ayrshire. I'm a BABCP Accredited and UKCP registered, and work with people with a number of emotional disorders and unhelpful behaviours.
Training is still on the agenda though. I am a COSCA Accredited Diploma Level Trainer running my own Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate, Clinical Supervision Course, and COSCA Counselling Skills in Glasgow and Ayrshire. There are also a number of CBT short courses.
Various organisations have benefited from my training, which has been offered to staff, pupils, and clients. eg Stress, Bereavement, Assertiveness.
I'm a mother to Gordon and Alison who have flown the nest and wife to Ian who hasn't. I am a member of the Ayrshire Panel of Reference - a reference group for organisations who wish to consult service users and carers of the mental health services in Ayrshire. I'm also a member of Ayrshire Anti Stigma Group - a group which aims to reduce the stigma attached to people who have mental and emotional issues.