Qualifications and Experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy from the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy. This is a level 7 qualification and required 600 hours of in-person training, 100 hours supervised clinical practice and four years in personal therapy.
I am trained to work from an integrative perspective. This allows me to draw on a range of theories and techniques, tailoring my approach to match your needs and preferences. Additional training I have completed includes:
- Foundation Course in Groupwork
- Certificate in Attachment Theory and Practice
- Foundation in Art Therapy Course
- Diploma in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
I am a registered member of BACP (the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and a trainee member of UKCP (the UK Council for Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics and professional practice. I am insured and attend regular supervision.
I am continuing with advanced training in transactional analysis, under supervision and I’m working towards full accreditation and registration with UKCP. I am also studying for a Diploma in Group Analytic Psychotherapy.
I have worked as a psychotherapist since 2015 and set up my private practice KN Psychotherapy and Wellbeing in January 2017. Initially I was based in South Manchester, where I enjoyed being part of a diverse and vibrant community. Currently, I work online and by telephone, which has provided the opportunity to work with people from across the UK. I have worked with clients in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and Merseyside.
I am committed to anti-discriminatory practice and have experience working with people from different ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I had a successful career specialising in employee relations and change implementation. I held a number of senior management roles in public sector, non-profit and commercial organisations and have first-hand experience of the challenges of working in fast-paced, high pressured environments. I have developed expertise in organisational stress, employee wellbeing, mediation and career transition.
My additional qualifications include a post graduate diploma in human resource management from Salford University and a certificate in occupational health and safety. I also have a degree in modern languages from Leeds University and spent time as a student living in Italy and Canada.
My focus is very much on you as a person as well as the issues you wish to bring to therapy. However, some of the areas I work with most often are:
- Relationship difficulties.
- Work related stress, burnout and creative block.
- Life events including redundancy, bereavement, illness and divorce.
- Return to work following a traumatic incident or long-term absence.
- Confidence and self-esteem.
- Childhood trauma and abuse.
As well as working in private practice, I volunteer for a national charity offering short-term counselling to frontline workers. Previously, I volunteered with Samaritans and I am trained in ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills.