Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor Arts: BA (Hons), Social Studies.
Post Graduate Diploma: PG DIP, Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy.
University Certificate Working therapeutically with children and adolescents.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Diploma
BACP Accreditation
Diploma Supervision
Certificate Working with sexual abuse
Certificate Working with couples

I.E.M.T practitioner

EXPERIENCE:

My week consists of seeing clients in private practice along with students at a local HE College and pupils at a primary school.

I also work as an affiliate counsellor for Employment Assistance Programmes (EAP’s).

My previous  experience included working at a local Women’s Centre where I saw people with a variety of issues including Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Abuse.

I have volunteered for the local Multiple Sclerosis in a variety of roles, most recently, approximately 5 years I set up a counselling service for those affected by MS. This service is for people with MS themselves, their family, friends or carers.

As a member of the BACP I am required to keep my skills updated by attending extra training. My Continuing Professional Development (CPD) include  of the following…

Mental Health Awareness
Child protection training
Sign language introduction
Elder abuse training
What is Mental Health
Anxiety disorders
Equality workshops
Laughter workshops
Self Harm
Loss/bereavement
ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Survivors of abuse
Cultural awareness
Multiple Sclerosis training
Managing anger
Domestic violence training
Solution Focused Brief therapy
NLP
Working with the inner child
Drugs awareness
Mindfulness practice
Power of metaphor
Embodied relational therapy
Child protection and safeguarding
Domestic violence and children
Epilepsy awareness
Big boys don’t cry ( working with men)
Living with dissociation
CAF and LP training
Boundaries
Self harm ( 2)
Loss and bereavement in children
Transactional Analysis
Working with children post abuse
Introduction to Shamanism
Anti natal and post natal mental health
Inner child
Eating disorders
Safeguarding (2)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Domestic abuse (2)
Working with Disassociative Identity Disorder
Working with trauma
Safeguarding
Suicide and Prevention
Diploma in Supervision
Dreams workshop
Trauma
Death of a child
Safeguarding 2
Child sexual exploitation
Touchstones
Working with sexual abuse
Working with couples

It’s the law isn’t it?

Trauma and Somatic Experiencing
Counselling in schools

Key differences between counselling adults and children//young people

Solihull approach

Applying the law

ADPCA conference

 

Using the Bacp ethical fraqmework

Supervising practice

Communicating acceptance

IEMT training

Working with couples refresher

Working with miniatures

Helping children to tell their story

 

Plus others as it is very important for counsellors to keep their skills up to date.


 

Areas of counselling I deal with:

Abortion
Abuse
Addiction(s)
Anger Management
Anxiety
Asperger’s Syndrome
Bereavement
Bullying
Carer Support
Child Related Issues
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
Couples Counselling
Depression
Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Infertility
Learning Difficulties
Low Self-Confidence
Low Self-Esteem
Miscarriage
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Relationship Issues
Self Harm
Sexuality
Stress
Trauma