Val is a BACP accredited counsellor, an EMDR accredited Europe Consultant, supervisor and trainer. She has been a therapist for over 15 years working in the NHS in a primary care setting. She has also worked at dedicated centres for asylum seekers and refugees, and has experience of working with victims of torture. She is an accredited EMDR Europe practitioner specialising in EMDR and trauma work. Val works privately with individuals and couples and is the founder of Jesmond Therapy Centre. She has delivered training to a wide variety of organisations, such as Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and local further education colleges. She has a Degree in Human Organisations and a Post Graduate Certificate Part 1 in Careers Advice & Guidance from Northumbria University, a Master’s degree in Counselling from Durham University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Sunderland University and a Certificate in CBT.