Qualifications, Accreditations, Skills & Training...

I am a member of the following organistions and accrediting bodies: 

Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)
Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)
International Neuro-Linguistic Programming Training Association (INLPTA)
Mentoring Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
Reiki & Seichem Association (RASA)
College of Sound Healing 
NHS Foundation Trust (North Bristol)
National Autistic Society
Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi)
Emotional Freedom Technique International (EFTi)

I am also registered with:

Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for Data Protection
UK Hairdressing Council as a State Registered Senior Hairdresser 

I have a Master of Arts research degree in Autism (MA Autism)and during this course I researched and wrote about; Best Practice for the Diagnosis of Autism, Genetics and Vaccines for the Aetiology of Autism and Oxidative Stress, Methionine Methylation and Using Nutritional Supplements for the Management of Autism.

(All the therapies I have used with my daughter have been safe and supervised by two UK registered medical professional doctors).

I am internationally accredited as a Master Practitioner in the Art and Science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) by INLPTA (International NLP Training Association). I offer a package of services to individuals and families which include all my experience, knowledge and skills and this is important because research shows that parents of children with autism suffer more stress, anxiety and mental health issues than parents of children with any other disabilities and this impacts on their children’s progress and positive outcomes. Additionally, autistic children and adults suffer high anxiety, distress and suicidal thoughts and are often misunderstood, misdiagnosed and are victims of bullying.

I specialise in using NLP Interventions, Coaching and Hypnosis as well as many different holistic healing medicines and modalities to improve the lives of autistic children and adults, anyone living with a loved one with or without a diagnosis of autism, ASD or Asperger syndrome; especially parents & carers. My work covers the following areas:

* Autism Intervention, Social Interaction, Communication & Behaviour
* Behaviour Transformation & Management
* Anxiety & Stress Management
* Living with Autism Life Coaching
* Modelling and Transferring Specialist Interests & Skills to Achieve Full Potential
* Self Discovery, Relationship & Identity
* Assemblage Point Aligment & Healing
* Integrative Energy Healing
* Resilience

I am an accredited Practitioner in all of the following modalites: Usui Reiki (Levels 1 & 2), Seichem Reiki L3/Master Teacher (Levels 1,2 & 3 & Teacher level); Assemblage Point Alignment & Healing; Crystal Healing; Bach Flower Remedies & Essences Healing; Meditation Teacher; Sound Healing Therapy Practitioner. I am currently studying a CMA accredited Diploma in Nutritional Therapy to add to my services. My intention is to be able to be as versatile and adaptable as possible to create truly holistic, person-centred therapies, interventions and treatments.

I am trained to train Multi-disciplinary agencies, Organisations and Businesses to Work in Partnership to Provide Family-Centred Services
(Supporting The Children & Families' Act 2014). I have also completed Training to deliver the Early Support Keyworking in Practice and in Partnership model of working, as well as in use of the MAPIT (Multi-Agency Planning and Implementation Tool) which is intended to be delivered to multi-agencies, voluntary and independent organisations to enable them to work in partnership together to provide family/person-centred services; bring support to individuals and families as soon as a need is identified, not just in early years but for individuals from birth to age 25; to reduce duplication of service delivery and provide a more holistic Education, Health and Social Care Plan (EHCP) for children and young people up to age 25. I personally believe this practice should be across all age ranges and can envisage that if everyone adopts this model of working it could develop into becoming a way of working together where no age boundary will be set. The MAPIT is used for assessing current practice and finding areas for improvement within multi-agency network services as well as identifying outcomes and planning for how to achieve them. 

This training is intended to be disseminated within Local Authorities across the UK by teams or couples of practitioners to support the new changes in UK GOVERNMENT's legislation for individuals aged from birth to 25 living with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND); the SEN and Disability (SEND) Green paper and the Children and Families Act (2014).

Below is a list of all my training, qualifications and personal experience. I update this regularly...

Workshops and Training Courses attended include:

Hanen Program: 'It Takes two to talk' (1997)

Positive Parenting (1998)

Parent Participation Conference (2009)

Behaviour and Autism-what works 1&2 (Geoff Evans ; Options Group) (2009)

Safeguarding Disabled Children (2010)

TEACCH (Professional course)(2011) (by Gary Mesibov)

Makaton Signing Foundation (Professional Course) (2011)

PECS (Professional Course)(Sept 2011)

Autism Master Class (ACAMH CPD certified) (2012)

Makaton Enhancement (Professional Course)(2012)

Portage Basic Training (2012)

Mentoring (Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) (2012)

Intensive Interaction Workshop (Tandy Harrison)

Challenging Racist Behaviour

Preventing Injury to Children (2012)

Training Life Skills (2012)

Touch Therapy (The Touch Trust) (2012)

Autism Training Day: Recognising Mental Health issues and using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) (ACAMH CPD certified) (2012)

Narrative Attachment Therapy ACAMH ( CPD certified) workshop 

Neuro-Linguist Programming (A Day of Discovery) (2013)

Early Support Key Working in Practice and Key Working in Partnership (Training for Trainers) (National Childrens Bureau (NCB), Bristol Parent Carers & Bristol City Council) (2013)

Multi-Agency Planning and Implementation Tool (MAPIT) (Training for Trainers) (National Childrens Bureau (NCB), Bristol Parent Carers & Bristol City Council) (2013)

Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner's Course and Certification achieved (2013) 

Trauma Focussed Therapy  ACAMH (CPD certified) Workshop (Dr Art O'Malley) (2014)

Supporting Children aged 0-5 to eat well (Bristol Association of Neighbourhood Daycare) (March 2014)

Providing Intense support for families with multiple and complex needs (North Somerset CPD training) (April 2014)

Children and Young People who experience Loss, Death and Grief (ACAMH & Child Bereavement UK - (CPD Certified)) (May 2014)

Master Practitioner course in the Art & Science of NLP (2014)  (INPLTA accredited Master Trainer - Ben Grassby)

NLP Master Class in Presenting and Training NLP (2014) (INLPTA accredited Master Trainer - Ben Grassby)

NLP Master Class in Coaching & Awakening using NLP (2014)  (INLPTA accredited Master Trainer - Ben Grassby)

NLP master Class in Coaching Relationships using NLP (2014)  (INLPTA accredited Master Trainer - Ben Grassby)

First Aid for Children and Adults (2014) North Somerset CPD Services

Hidden Sentence Training (2015) Barnardos (Awareness training of the needs, affects & outcomes of children & families who have a family member in Prison)

Hearing Voices: understanding, assessment and treatment (2015) (ACAMH)(CPD Certified) Bristol 

ASD Workshop: DSM-5 Changes to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Farewell to Asperger Syndrome? Dr Liew (ACAMH) (CPD Certified) Birmingham

ASD: Meeting the needs of Children & Young People on the Autism Spectrum: issues, resources & preparing for Adulthood Dr Glenys Jones (ACAMH) (CPD Certified) Birmingham

Mindfulness for Children, Parents & Families (ACAMH) (CPD Certified) Oxford (2015)

Usui Reiki Healing 1st Degree (Reiki Master:Nadia Paul) (June 2015)

Meditation Teacher Diploma (Accredited by the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)) October 2015

Soundscape Training, Production & Sound Healing (College of Sound) October 2015

Introduction to Epilepsy Training (North Somerset Council) (CPD Certified) October 2015

Usui Reiki Healing 2nd Degree & Practitioner (Usui Lineage - 7th. Reiki Master: Nadia Paul- Lineage 6th) L October 2015

Crystal Healing Diploma (Accredited by the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)) December 2015

Sound Healing Practitioner Course (Module 1) (College of Sound Healing (Accredited by the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)) October 2015

Intensive Gong Healing Workshop - Shelia Whittaker Gong Master - February 2016

Sound Healing Practitioner Course (Module 2) (College of Sound Healing (Accredited by the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)) March 2016

Bach Flower Remedies Practitioner Diploma (Accredited by The Guild of Holistic Therapists) April 2016

Sound Healing Practitioner Course (Module 3) (College of Sound Healing (Accredited by the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)) May 2016

Sound Cells, Sound Brain - The Brain, Gut, Nutrition Connection (inc. tests to determine yeast in the gut; gut acidity; food intolerances and how to rectify)(College of Sound Healing Teacher: Keith Oddy) May 2016

Energise and Tune Up with BioSonic Tuning Forks (College of Sound Healing Teacher: Keith Oddy) June 2016

Assemblage Point Alignment workshop (College of Sound Healing Founder & Teacher: Simon Heather) July 2016

RASA accredited Seichem Reiki Energy Healing 1&2 and The Violet Flame Practitioner Diploma (Seichem Lineage 15th) (Seichem Reiki Master Jacqui Bailey - Seichem Lineage 14th) (July 2016)

RASA accredited Seichem Reiki Level 3 Masters/Teacher Level Diploma (Seichem Lineage 15th) (Seichem Reiki Master Jacqui Bailey - Seichem Lineage 14th) (September 2016)

Sound Healing Practitioner Course (Module 4) (College of Sound Healing (Accredited by the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)) September 2016

Weleda 'In Harmony With You' Advisor Training (September 2016)

Harness the Best of your Energy with Sound; Colour; Auras; Chakras (Keith Oddy, College of Sound Healing) (October 2016) 

Resonance Collective Soundscape at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny (Chrys Blanchard, College of Sound Healing) (October 2016)

College of Sound Healing Conference (November 2016)

Weleda: Medicines Training (November 2016)

Suicide Prevention (ASIST-Applied Suicide Interventions Skills) (January 2017) 

Weleda: Homeopathy Training (February 2017)

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) (February, 2017)

Sound Healing Practitioner Accreditation Graduation (College of Sound Healing (Accredited by the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)) (March 2017)

The Work of Virginia Satir; How to use the Intrapsychic Model  (Monkey Puzzle Training & Consultancy Ltd.) (May 2017)

Cytoplan Practitioner Education Road Show (July 2017)

Nutrient Testing Master Class (Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION)) (November 2017)

Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO): Institute of Optimum Nutrition (November 2017).

Nutritional Therapist - Diploma in Nutritional Therapy: (Gateway Workshops: Accredited by Federation of Holistic Therapies; The Guild of Holistic Therapists and International Healers Association) (December 2017)

Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders (CPD 6 hours): (Wale Oladipo) (Accredited by National Counselling Society) (March 2019)

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Training: Level 2 (accredited by EFT International previously AAMET) (April 2019)

Sleep and Self Care - Restoring Balance in Our Busy Lives(CPD 7 hours): (International Centre for Integrative Medicine) (October 2019)

Rhythmic Movement Therapy Level 1, Focus, Organisation and Comprehension: (Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi) (January 2020)

Rhythmic Movement Therapy Level 2, Emotions, Memory and Behaviour: (Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi) (January 2020)

Rhythmic Movement Therapy, Making Connections (Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi) (March 2020)

The Metamorpic Technique Workshop (Zoom on- line): (Metamorpic Assocation) (May 2020)

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Practitioner International Certified Accreditation (EFTi previously AAMET) (1st June 2020)

COVID-19 Training Certification (for Professional Beauty Industry)

Picture Tapping Technique: Phoenix EFT (July 2020)

Rhythmic Movement Therapy, Face the Fear: Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi) August 2020

Rhythmic Movement Therapy, Reading & Writing: Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi) November 2020


Personal involvement and experiences in using Therapies and Interventions

I always took an active part in all my daughter's therapies & interventions and continued the strategies and techniques at home and I still do...

Portage - participation with service received (1998)
Music therapy - participation with child for two years (started 1997)
Sensory Integration Therapy - observation and participation for one year with a private therapist (1998)
Horse Riding (1998)
Nutritional Supplementation (since 1997 and still ongoing)
Homeopathy (since 1997 and still ongoing)

Conferences attended include:

Paul Shattock (Gluten and Casein free diet 1998)
Donna Williams (Many since 1998)
Wendy Lawson (3 since 1998)
Tony Attwood ' A complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome' (2009)
Lorna Wing 'Women & Girls' (2010)
Lorna Wing 'The Autisms' (2011)
Neuroscience Conference (Simon Baron-Cohen, 2010)
Ethics of Researching Autism (University College of London, 2010)
Wales Autism Research Centre meetings (since 2009 and on a regular basis)
Bristol Autism Research Group meetings (regularly since 2009)
Westminster Social Policy Forum 'Early Intervention' (2011)
James Adams (ARI) (2011)
Autism Education: Assessing progress against meaningful Targets (2011)
Treating Autism (2012)
Rethinking Autism: Institute of Education, London (Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) (October 2012)
Westminster Education Forum ' Special Educational Needs and Disabilities reform - the impact of the Children’s and Families Bill.' (November 2012)

Public Speaking:

Blackberry Hill Hospital 'Using the Hanen Program with my daughter with Autism' (1998)
General Practitioner (GP) Autism Training (2009)
Westminster Health Forum ' The Autism Strategy: Scope, Diagnosis & Implementation' (2010) (CPD certified)
Westminster Education Forum 'SEN, Academies & Schools' (2010) (CPD certified)
Westminster Education Forum 'SEN and Disability Green Paper, Support & Aspiration: A new approach to SEN and Disability (2011) (2012) (CPD certified)

BBC Radio Bristol (2012)

Voluntary work accomplished and ongoing:

Cutting hair for children with autism at school to fund raise (numerous times)

Assisting teachers & supporting primary school aged children with autism at a residential camp for four days (twice)

Voluntary work using Makaton, PECS, TEACCH and Intensive Interaction with Primary school aged children with autism (and loving it!)

Additional Qualifications & Training...

Diploma in Finance & Insurance Management (1993)
Train the Trainer (c 1988 - 1994)
Interpersonal skills (c1988 - 1994)
Assertiveness training (c1988 - 1994)
Quality ISO9000 (c1992 - 1994)

NVQ3 Advance Level hairdressing (2006)