I was born in London and have worked in Scotland for the past 20 years. I have a background in working with people over 28 years in social work, the voluntary sector, commercial organisations, and within several university settings.
Qualifications include certificates in residential and community care, postgraduate diploma in Social Work, postgraduate diploma in counselling, and certificate in person-centred supervision. I am registered as a senior practitioner and approved trainer with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UKRC register of counsellors.
I am a lecturer and tutor at the Person-Centred Counselling Unit of the University of Strathclyde and Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. I also run a thriving private practice in counselling and supervision with a focus on helping individuals to manage their emotional and working lives more effectively.
As well as practicing as a Person Centred Therapist, lecturer, and supervisor, I am also extensively involved in training and development programmes both nationally and internationally. I have facilitated workshops and training courses in Europe, the United States, and Argentina.
I have been instrumental in co-writing a university validated training programme for a consortium of Scottish organisations in which my unique approach was central. This training and development programme was recently (November 2005) recognised with a Scottish Training Award from the Government funded National Training Awards scheme.
I also have a strong interest and commitment to issues of equality and power, and am involved in a number of initiatives which explore effective use of power and the barriers that prevent people from experiencing equality in the workplace and society.
You can read more about my work with organisations here - www.tractus.co.uk.