I believe that good mental health and the ability to deal with what life throws at you are essential components in a happy life; I have a positive outlook and believe that life is a journey where change is possible. I have had times in life which I have found hard to deal with; low times and times of feeling overwhelmed, stuck or not good enough – all of which have helped give me empathy and the desire to help people cope, feel supported and make positive changes. I believe in honesty, humour and continually learning.
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)
Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Continuing Professional Development is essential for a Registrant of the BACP and I continue to update my skills and training on a regular basis – short courses include:
- anxiety & depression in young people
- families affected by bereavement
- self harm
- drug awareness, level 1
- power and control
- data protection (GDPR)
- diversity in the workplace
Registrant on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Registration No.374431)
I work as a counsellor at a local College, counselling young people (16-18) and adult students, dealing with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, coping with stress, self harm, suicidal thoughts, problems at home or college, difficulty adjusting to changing life circumstances.
I am part of a group of counsellors offering skype counselling support to adult students on placement overseas who are coping with adjustment issues, difficult life circumstances or mental health issues.
I have previously worked for Steps2Wellbeing counselling adults with a range of issues.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I spent many years in a school setting and also as a youth worker working with teenagers in informal settings, as well as administrative and clerical roles in a diverse range of areas.