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My brief career outline

  

I practice as an integrative therapist, a coach, and a consultant in service improvement and outcome measurement in psychological therapy.

 

A practicising therapist for more than 25 years, I am an accredited member of the British Association of the Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. I am also a member of the BACP Coaching Division. I carry full civil liability insurance and my client work is supervised in accordance with the requirements of BACP. 

 

My management experience includes two years as Director of MIND in Brighton and Hove, and nearly twelve years (1994 - 2005) as Head of Service for the Royal College of Nursing Counselling Service. During this period I led a Department of Health constituted working group to produce guidance for the provision of staff counselling in the NHS, as well as development of a range of RCN publications linked to employee wellbeing (more details in My CV). 


It was also at the RCN that I introduced a system (CORE) for routinely monitoring service quality and outcomes. By the time of my departure the service was one of the highest performing services using CORE in the UK, with 84% of clients completing their therapy journey and 86% of those improving. 

 

Since 2005 I have worked as a consultant in service improvement and outcome measurement to services and commissioners, offering support with system implementation and the application of evaluation data to service profiling and improvement. 

 

I sat on the BACP Research Committee between 1996 - 99, and on the Association for Counselling at Work Executive between 1999 - 2006 (as Chair 2002 - 2005). I am currently a Specialist Advisor to BACP Workplace. I am an experienced trainer and presenter, and have published in a wide range of professional publications.

 
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