CV

I have experience of working in a variety of areas related to counselling. Download my full CV

Teaching work

I have delivered a number of counselling related courses:

I work as a personal tutor on the Postgraduate Counselling Diploma at Edinburgh University.

Research work

For my Counselling Studies MSc I undertook some original research into aspects of the outcomes of counselling.

My MSc Dissertation includes:

  1. A literature review about "Outcome research and its relevance to clinical practice".
  2. A research project which investigated "How Person Centred Counsellors Evaluate Their Practice".

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I also published a paper in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, Vol 6, Issue 4, Dec 2006, entitled "Weighing up the evidence: a qualitative analysis of how person-centred counsellors evaluate the effectiveness of their practice", which was based on my MSc research project.
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In 2007 I undertook a research project for Pilton Counselling Service to investigate local counselling needs in Pilton, an area of severe deprivation in Edinburgh.
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Computer development work

Before changing career to become a counsellor I worked in the IT Industry as a Software Engineer and as a Manager.

I am still available to work in this area particularly in relation to development work for counselling organisations. In particular I have developed client databases, using Microsoft Access, for two counselling agencies: Wellspring and Pilton Counselling Service.