I qualified as a Probation Officer in 1979 and worked in both the criminal and the divorce courts. On leaving the Probation Service to bring up my family I spent several years as a Samaritan before starting my training with Relate in 1993.

During my Relate career I qualified as a couples counsellor, as a psychosexual therapist and a sexual addiction therapist. I also trained in the supervision of both counsellors and therapists.

I have since qualified  in EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy.


  • Senior Accreditation and Supervisor Accreditation by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (www.cosrt.org.uk)
  • Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling (www.relate.org.uk)
  •  Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
  •  Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Clinical Supervision)
  • Accredited as a Couple Therapy for Depression IAPT Practitioner by The British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (www.bscpc-new.com)
  • B.A.(Hons) Degree with Diploma in Applied Social Studies
  • Qualified EMDR therapist. (www.emdrassociation.org.uk)
  • Qualified therapist for the treatment of sex addiction (www.atsac.co.uk)