Experience and Qualifications


  • Ph.D. in Psychology; University of Bristol.1994
  • M.Sc in Applied Forensic Psychology; University of Leicester. 2002
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Psychology; University of Bristol.1988
  • Fellowship of British Association of Sexual & Relationship Therapy (BASRT, Now known as COSRT). 2010
  • Lifetime Fellowship of Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care (CPC). 2006
  • Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. 2023
  • Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders; National Centre for Eating Disorders; 2001
  • Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy; Relate 1998
  • Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education; University of Bristol. 1991
  • Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling; Institute of Counselling.1996
  • Certificate in Adoption Counselling, The Albany Centre, 2022
  • Certificate in Grief & Bereavement Counselling, Institute of Counselling.1995
  • Certificate in Marriage & Family Counselling, Institute of Counselling.1995
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills; Bristol Polytechnic. 1990
  • Certificate in Social Sciences; Bristol University. 1986


  • Chartered Psychologist with The British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Registered Supervisor with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT).
  • Registered Supervisor with Specialist Treatment Organisation for Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offending (StopSO).

Employment Portfolio:

Private clinical practice since 1988 working as a Consultant Psychologist, Forensic Psychosexual Therapist and Professional Supervisor.

I took a career break between 2010 and 2019.

Vice Chair and Trustee of StopSo.

Professional trainer for Continuous Professional Development


Previous Contracts:

2018-2019 Independent Member for North Powys Foster Care panel.

2003-2006 Training Manager for the British Association for Sexual & Relationship Therapy (BASRT)

1997-2005 Director of Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Primary Care (CPC) Ltd

1993- 2000 Primary care counsellor/psychologist at Coronation Rd Surgery, Downend, Bristol and Fouracre Rd Surgery, Downend, Bristol.

1995-1999 External Examiner for University of Exeter, Diploma in Marital and Family Therapy

1988-1993 Department of Continuing Education, University of Bristol: Director of Flight Commander's Course for R.A.F.; Director of Stress Identification and Management Course; part-time lecturer on welfare courses for the Armed Forces in the U.K. and Germany; part-time lecturer on music therapy and Occupational Nurses course.

1992-1997 International Centre for Advanced Study: lecturer on counselling psychology courses in Hong Kong.

1988-1990 Central School for Counselling and Therapy, London: Part-time tutor on counselling skills course.

1988 -1992 Department of Nursing, Health & Applied Social Studies, University of the West of England: part-time lecturer on vocational courses for C.P.N.s, C.M.H.N.s and O.T.s

1988 - 1994 Department of Psychology, University of Bristol: undergraduate tutor and demonstrator.

1990 -1992 Centre for Occupational Health, University of Manchester: part-time lecturer.

1986-1994 North & West Bristol Continuing Education Area: part-time lecturer for A-level psychology.

1990 Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Bristol: stress management counsellor.

1989-1991 Stroke Unit, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol: patient assessor.

1981-1984 Counsellor for women with post-natal depression.