• Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in Biology and Junior/Middle Education at Exeter University (1979). Invited to do the fourth ‘Honours year’ but declined.
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW) at Buckinghamshire College (1985).
  • Approved Social Worker (ASW) Award at Buckinghamshire College (1989) Later converted to Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).  Practised as an ASW/AMHP under The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended) until June 2009.
  • Practice Teaching Award at Buckinghamshire College (1999) – to teach social work students on placement.
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2004).
  • Primary Certificate in REBT from The Centre for Stress Management (2004).
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University via Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC). Training completed 2005, diploma awarded in 2006.
  • EMDR Levels I, II & III. Completion Certificate dated 13/10/12.


  • For many years my Social Services and NHS work required  a criminal record check (Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check) and this continues
  • Full BABCP Accreditation from 23/12/12 - Provisional before then  (the BABCP is a professional body – see Links page)
  • I attend short courses and workshops as required by BABCP