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Sept 20162018

BACP accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitve Therapy

Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre

Two year, part-time Professional therapist training.

Oct 2012Jun 2016

BSc (Honours) Open Degree, in Psychology and Health and Social Care

Open University


Sep 1998Jun 2004

Belfast Model School for Girls

10 GCSES - Grades A-C

2 AS levels Grades A-B


June 2016

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Course

IOLEN  Accreditation  - Certificate

An online, interactive course focusing on understanding and diagnosing PTSD, including the exploration of traumatic events, variations of the disorder, and the  treatment available.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CPD Certification

Teaching the key skills and knowledge related to learning and applying the practices and principles of CBT.

Jan 2015

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training (ASIST)

PIPS - Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm.

Interactive, two-day Suicide Intervention programme, focusing on 'Suicide First Aid'. This trainingenables me to identify suicidal behaviours, conduct an assessment, and create a "keep-safe" plan, along with utilising essential suicide prevention skills, such as PAL (Pathways for assisting life).


Mental Health First Aid


(MHFA) training teaches participants how to deal with crisis situations, such as suicidal behaviour, self-harm, panic, and substance abuse disorders. Through recognising the symptoms of various Mental Health problems, this training enables me to accurately signpost individuals towards mental healthsupport services.

Dec 2014

Enhanced Disclosure Certificate 

(Access NI Clearance)

Clearance to work with vulnerable adults, through the registered body of AWARE.


AWARE Group Facillitator training

OCN (Open College Network) accredited, two-day day  training workshop, outlining the job role of the support group facillitator, the rules and regulations of the organisation, and specific training excercises in how to deal with difficult and challenging situations that may arise within the support group setting.

Living Life to the Full programme

A NICE recommended (National Institute of Clinical Excellence), Life skills programme using Cognitive Behavioural therapy techniques, for the treatment of mild to moderate depression and mild anxiety disorders.

Mood matters programme

An educational Mental Health awareness programme focusing on Mental Health problems and mental Health illnesses, risk factors, signs and symptoms, self-help strategies and support.

Knowledge and personal skills

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and also on own initiative.
  • Knowledge of banking systems: setting up direct debits, funds transfers and full knowledge of security compliance within the banking industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and clear communicator
  • Ambitious and driven to succeed
  • Managerial experience in a retail environment, combining organisation skills and effective people-management.
  • Professional, friendly  telephone manner
  • Extensive customer service experience, both face-to-face and over the phone.
  • Excellent complaint handling skills
  • Experience  of Meeting deadlines and Key performance indicators (KPIs) efficiently
  • An empathetic listener.


Academic reference

Stephen Robinson

Psychology Tutor and Lecturer (Open University)

Personal reference

Cherry Cantrell

Support Services Co-Ordinator (AWARE)

Tel. 02890 357820