Why did I become a counsellor?
I feel as though I didn't choose to become a counsellor...
counselling chose me.
I have always been drawn to helping and supporting others,
and am curious about people's lives, the choices they make,
and their story about how they developed and grew as a person
Becoming a counsellor was a natural choice for me.
I love my job!
What training and qualifications do I have?
I trained at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute as a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, where I achieved a BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy honours degree
I have attended numerous workshops and training opportunities focusing on safeguarding, assessments and confidentiality, trauma, substance misuse, mental health and self harm
I have an enhanced DBS certificate for children and adults
I am a Registered Member of BACP, which has been accredited by The professional Standards Authority. This means that I have been assessed and approved as a qualified, experienced counsellor, and have met their required professional standards.
What experience do I have?
I have provided counselling and psychotherapy since 2008 in the following settings:
Charitable organisation supporting young people
Council-funded service supporting adult carers and people who have experienced stroke and head injuries
Positive Futures Counselling
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), which is a governing body for counselling. As a member of BACP, I am bound by their ethical framework for good practice. I also adhere to their recommendations for regular supervision.
For more information about BACP please look at their website