Qualifications & Experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • BSc (Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice. Metanoia Institute, London
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling: humanistic approaches. Existential, Gestalt and Person-Centred. Greenwich University
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills. London Gestalt Centre
My experience, apart from private practice, includes counselling for Primary Care Mental Health Services; University Student Services; Hampshire Education Authority counselling staff and parents. Also I have worked in the voluntary sector where I was involved in setting up a non-profit making counselling service for parents of school-age children.

Other Training and Professional Development:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) for trauma, anxiety, depression with Richard Schwartz and Dr Frank Anderson 
  • Jung Today: Clinical and Cultural Perspectives 
  • Mindfulness training by Sharpham Trust
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Training
  • Using Videoconferencing to Conduct Online Therapy
  • Gestalt Brief Therapy
  • Therapist’s Use of Self in the Clinical Setting
  • Family Constellation Experiential Workshop
  • Implications of Attachment theory with Richard Bowlby
  • Understanding Self-harm in Children & Young People
  • Working with Dreams in a psychotherapeutic context
  • Surrey Drug Care training for telephone work
  • Exploring Catharsis using Co-Counselling & Gestalt Models
  • Introductory course in Analytical Psychology (Jung)
"Don't believe everything you think!"
Dr Shelly Harrell 
A reminder to question self deprecating thoughts of not being good enough
or the automatic assumptions we make about what others are thinking

“Everything that irritates us about others can
lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

C G Jung