Qualifications and Training

1987 MBChB – Dundee University Medical School

1998 PhD (Intensive Care) – Glasgow University

1998 Diploma in Shiatsu – Glasgow School of Shiatsu

2001 BAHons (1st class) in Psychology – Open University

2001 Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – South of Scotland CBT

2001 Advanced Diploma in Counselling – Napier University

2007 Focusing practitioner qualification (British Focusing Teachers’ Association)

2007 Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Healthcare – Bangor University

2007 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision – Derby University

2008 MSc with distinction in Psychological Research Methods – Open University

2010 Postgraduate Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness – Liverpool John Moores University

2011 European Certificate in Transpersonal Psychotherapy – EUROTAS

2012 Shamanic Practitioner qualification – Edinburgh Shamanic Centre

2012 Summer Mountain Leader Award – MLTB

2013 1st Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate – JKA

2014 Sacred art practitioner qualification (Imelda Almquist, London)

2017 Leave No Trace (environmental ethics) trainer qualification (Myles Farnbank, Cairngorms)

2017-2018 Drawing course – Leith School of Art, Edinburgh

2018 –  Studying MFA (Art and Humanities) Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee (part time)

I am accredited as a psychotherapist with EUROTAS (the European Transpersonal Association) and am a member of the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists)