About Me including Qualifications

nesting dolls I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, achieving the BACP Certificate of Proficiency, and I adhere to their ethics and guidelines.  I offer counselling to adults, young people and children, and I  work from my home in a small village.


sand trayWhere I counsel

Since  training as an integrative counsellor at Newman University I have worked with adults at the Well Counselling Service, Malvern and with Cruse Bereavement Care.

During my teacher career  I saw a great need for children to be listened to carefully and fully. After finishing my additional training in counselling children and young people at the University of South Wales, I became a school counsellor in South Wales, based in Newport where I have worked in both secondary and primary education.     

art materialsIssues I work with

I offer short or long-term counselling in abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship issues, self-harm, spirituality, stress, suicidal thoughts, trauma and work related issues. I have helped children with depression, behavioural issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-harm, anxiety, family problems, anger, bullying, low self-esteem, dyslexia and bereavement. When working with children, I often use creative counselling skills, play therapy and sand tray therapy to help them engage in the process.  

 

Qualifications  

  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (Newman University)
  • MA Counselling Children and Young People (University of South Wales)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Gloucester Counselling Services)
  • Ascentis Level 2 in Bereavement Care with Children and Young People
  • Cruse Bereavement Care with Children and Young People  
  • B.Ed Hons Nursery/Primary Education (University of London)  
  • PG Cert Education (Special Educational Needs Coordination)
  • DBS Enhanced Certificate
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss Training 
  • Further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  
  • Fully insured for working with adults, children and young people
  • Training in Supervision with Cruse Bereavement Care Level 3 

I regularly update my knowledge and skills by Continual Professional Development (CPD) workshops.  To date, this has included

  • Self-Harm in Young People  

  • Trauma               

  • Creative Therapy                  

  • Mindfulness

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Creative Writing in Therapy  

  • Introduction to Psychodrama  

  • Eating Disorders  

  • Safeguarding (annual update)  

  • Sexual Exploitation of Young People

  • Developing Emotional Resilience in Young People and Responding to Bullying

  • Couples Counselling

 bacp

https://www.bacp.co.uk/  
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