visit me: By appointment only
66 Megson Way,
I have trained and worked extensively within the emergency services namely the NHS and Police Service for over 3 decades, becoming a counsellor/psychotherapist and then a Specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health.
When working with individual clients I work in an integrative way, that is I use different models of therapy depending upon individual clients objectives.
- EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant/Clinical Supervisor
- BSc(Hons) Specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health
- BA(Hons) Social Work
- Diploma in Counselling
- CBT Diploma
- Gestalt Cert
- Hypnotherapy Diploma
- Diploma in Management
Membership of Professional Bodies
- BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- EMDR Association
- NMC -Nursing & Midwifery Council
Ethical Standards, Supervision & Insurance
I adhere to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) 'Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy', as well as the ethical standards set down by the EMDR Association and the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
As part of my ethics and standards and as a professional requirement, I meet regularly with supervisors to discuss aspects of my work.
I also have indemnity insurance cover and, as a professional requirement, have been CRB checked.
Corporate Social Responsibility
The Westwood counselling, psychotherapy and occupational health care service is all about people and their communities. As a self employed practitioner with 30 years experience in the NHS and Police Service I am very aware of the impact my work has upon individuals, their families and their wider community and how it can bring about healthier lifestyles, relationships and therefore more harmonious communities.