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Substance misuse counselling in Enfield


Alcohol
Dual diagnosis

Over the years I have worked with people from all walks of life and from many different backgrounds, ages and cultures. This has provided me with a deeper insight and understanding of how life events can profoundly affect a person’s sense of well-being. I have gained experience of working with people, both children and adults who experience a broad spectrum of psychological and mental health challenges. Whether it is anxiety and stress caused by job loss or relationship breakup, depression as a result of a bereavement, illness, loss or homelessness.  I have travelled widely and have gained an insight into different cultures and medical practices. I have an interest in traditional healing including use of acupuncture, mindfulness, herbalism and homeopathy.

I am a London-based HCPC registered Art Therapist and a CPCAB Level 5 Children’s Counsellor having trained with the national children’s charity, Place2be. I was formerly a senior clinical  practitioner  based at a South London NHS Trust with responsibility for delivering specialist acute in-patient and outpatient therapeutic services. I have also been responsible for the management and coordination of community-based therapeutic and counselling services within mental health and substance misuse sectors. I worked within organisations for the homeless and in outreach work with vulnerable and hard to reach groups.  I collaborated on social and clinical research studies prior to joining the Young People’s and Quality in Alcohol and Drug Services Consultancy team at the national charity, Drugscope. I established myself in private practice as a art therapist and psychotherapist in 2016.

           Addicted Healthcare Professionals Service

           DrugScope (Drugwise)

           Counselling children and young people in schools

  • Drug and Mental Health Education in schools
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Children, Young people and Substance Misuse
  • Parental Substance Misuse

Qualifications

Level 5 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People in Schools (Place2Be)

Level 4 CPCAB Certificate in Children’s Counselling (Place2Be)

MSc Community Health    Trinity College Dublin

Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy

HCPC registered Art Therapist  (AS16514)

Registration in Mental Nursing (1985)

BA (Hons) Social Administration

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary)

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