Register Profiles

Read what members who are on UK Register of Career Development Professionals say about themselves and the benefits of registration

Ann T1. Ann Tunstall DCG, MCDI, RCDP - High standards in delivering a quality approved service is paramount for me. This is why I believe professional registration is essential to provide standard levels of qualifications for practitioners to ensure those delivering the service are trained to the required level, are expected to keep up to date with professional development activities, whilst maintaining a professional code of ethics. Since 2012 I have worked as an independent careers adviser....

Anthony2. Antony Finney DCG, MCDI, RCDP - For me, professional registration is important, as I believe that it is important that the sector has a set of shared values and code of practice that we all work to.  It also gives the public and partners confidence that we are a profession that is committed to CPD and a world-class guidance service. I am a Careers Adviser with Stoke-on-Trent City Council. I work in two schools in the City, one with a well established, large sixth form the other one with a new sixth form...

Pugh3. Pat Pugh B.Ed DCG, MCDI, RCDP - Through membership of the CDI and inclusion on the UK Register of Career Development Professionals we can assure clients and professional partners that they are working with practitioners operating to the highest quality and ethical standards. I am currently operating as a consultant for the career development, learning and skills sector after c. 30 years’ experience of career and workforce development policy and practice....

Rebecca4. Rebecca Nethercott BA (Hons), PgDip, PgCert, Assoc CIPD, MCDIRegistration provides me with a professional framework on which to develop my career guidance and coaching practice. I am passionate about enabling individuals to learn, develop and decide how they reach their potential in society and believe registration enhances the transparency and credibility of our work. I am a Career Consultant at the University of Chester, providing advice and guidance to students and graduates...

Chintha5. Chintha Dissanayake BSc, MSc, PhD., MA Empl Law, AFBPS, C.Psychol. MAC, MCDI, RCDP - I am a strong advocate of professionalism and to that end, fully support the CDI in safeguarding a minimum ethical and educational requirement in its membership to secure a high standard of care to the public. I am a chartered Occupational Psychologist and founder of Oxford Psychometrics, a UK-based consultancy that specialises in Talent Assessment and Development...

Donna6. Donna Graham BA Hons, QCF Level 6 - When I consider the impact of the QCF training I have undertaken I know it has renewed my passion for quality guidance practice. The training and professional body membership and registration gave me the option to not only review and refresh my skills but also to apply my skills to support the advancement of individuals within my team. I'm the Adult IAG manager at Positive Steps for the National Careers Service in Greater Manchester, responsible for the operational delivery in the Oldham area... 

Stacey Powell7. Stacey Powell, BA, DCG, MCDI - I joined the CDI Professional Standards Committee as I feel that I can represent the views of our members working in the adult sector at a time when the CDI have a strong voice in driving the profession forward. I believe that CPD is key to everyone improving their level of competence as well as increasing their own level of motivation and confidence. Having a register acknowledges that level of qualification and expertise and promotes our profession to others outside of our own sector...

Siobhan Neary8. Siobhan Neary BA Hons, DCG, MSc MCDI - Membership of a professional association is about more than paying a yearly subscription. It is about contributing to and being part of an evolving community of practice that recognizes and values the importance of developing professional practice. Career development is continually evolving; knowledge, techniques and clients needs do not remain constant. I am a Principal Research Fellow for Career Development at the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)...

Sue Holden9. Sue Holden BA Hons, DCG, MCDII strongly believe that membership of the Career Development Institute is critical as it enables me to keep up to date with developments in the sector; to network with other practitioners through courses, conferences, and communities of interest; and to access CPD opportunities. I am a member of the CDI’s Professional Standards Committee. I am a freelance career guidance consultant and trainer, and a part time lecturer...

Liz Reece10. Liz Reece BA Hons, DCG, MCDI, RCDPProfessional registration is extremely important to me as it represents all that I have worked for over the years.  It gives ‘one voice’ to raise awareness of the value and skill in careers education and guidance. A self-employed careers adviser, I provide careers guidance and develop careers education. Working with UK and international clients, I also train staff, write curriculum materials, and undertake career-related research...

Janet Moffett11. Janet Moffett BA (Hons),  MSc, Pg Dip in Career Guidance, MCDI Now, the CDI has a national voice, offers a professional register, demonstrating to society that newly qualified and established practitioners can continue to update professional competence: professional training becomes a lifelong activity. Structured CPD and the Register give CDI membership credibility. My role in supporting initial and continuous professional development becomes increasingly relevant...

Ruth W12. Ruth Winden, CCMC, CJSS, CSMCS, International Career Management Coach - I am the founder of Careers Enhanced Ltd, a career management consultancy that works with visionary leaders in organisations to innovate career management practices and that champions the careers of senior professionals across the globe. Serendipity has played a major role in my career – I joined CRAC, the Career Development Company, as a European Project Manager...

Jennie Rush13. Jennifer Rush, DCG and MCDII have been employed by the Department for Employment and Learning’s (DEL) Careers Service in Northern Ireland since 1987. I am Deputy Head of the Careers Service with responsibility for the delivery of careers services to both young people and adults. In addition I have lead responsibility for the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of all Careers Advisers employed by DEL’s Careers Service...

Kay Maddox14. Kay Maddox-Daines  BA (Hons) MA, MEd, PGCE, PhD,  MCIPD, MCMI - Managing Director of Gipping Transitions.  Our organisation provides career coaching and personal and professional development for individuals and corporate clients.   We support people in all phases of career from young people contemplating future career opportunities, graduates seeking their first role to those with more established work experience seeking promotion or a career change.