Academic qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Secondary Education at the University of Hamburg

Continuing Professional Development:

mindfulness:

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Dr Patrizia Collard, Enter Mindfulness, London 2010
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, Salzburg, Austria 2012
  • Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders with Dr Ken Goss, 2012, York
  • Masterclass Inquiry 2013 Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University and in 2019 at Oxford Mindfulness centre, University of Oxford
  • Supervisor of Mindfulness Teachers training 2013 CMRP in Bangor
  • Masterclass Mindfulness Based Interventions-Teaching Assessment Criteria, Bangor, 2013
  • Youth mindfulness kids programme for early years, 2018
  • Youth mindfulness SOMA (Social Connection, Openness to enjoyment, Meaning & Purpose, & Action). programme for teenagers and young people, 2019
  • Counselling with individuals, couples, families and young children
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy, Systemic Pathway, University of Hull,
  • Certificate in in Marital and Couple Counselling, Relate
  • Hakomi-body centred psychotherapy 1981 (European Hakomi Institute, Heidelberg)
  • Mindfulness in the context of couple/family counselling, Relate
  • Appreciative Inquiry, Relate
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy with the Institute of Family Therapy
  • Using CMM’s (Coordinate Management of Meaning) Heuristics in Making Better Social Worlds with its founder Barnett Pearce
  • Domestic Violence: Individual Structured Interviewing
  • Domestic Violence/Abuse Assessment and Intervention with Couples
  • Domestic Violence/Abuse Awareness and Safety
  • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse Part I and II
  • Mental Health and Couple Counselling
  • Couples and Affairs
  • creative ways of working with secondary school children (11-14)
  • The impact of Bereavement on children and young people
  • Enhanced DBS checked 2018
  • Advanced/Specialist /level 2 safeguarding training at Oxfordshire County Council, 2018
  • creative ways of working with secondary school children (11-14)

Yoga and Pilates

  • Senior teacher with the yoga alliance UK
  • Senior teacher in Pilates training in Mat Based and Studio Equipment Level 3 Diploma
  • Additional training in: Pilates on the Ball, Pilates in the gym, Spine Lecture1 and 2, magic circle, Anatomy of the Pelvis, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Back and Core Stability, Neck and shoulder Anatomy
  • Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back pain (Premier training)
  • Regular attendance of Feldenkrais workshops (Awareness through movement)
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