QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
CERTIFICATE IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING SUPERVISION
I am a qualified clinical supervisor, offering Supervision to counsellors and anyone in the helping profession. This qualification has enabled me to learn theoretical approaches to supervision using specifically the 'Seven Eyed Process Model' and 'Developmental Model' and I have been able to demonstrate appropriate competencies in an experiential way by providing clinical supervision to counselling practitioners.
DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor. The qualification is a CPCAB Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. The main difference between a counsellor and psychotherapeutic counsellor is working at 'relational depth'. Relational depth is a deeper therapeutic connection between client and therapist, and it is at the centre of my counselling work. It also means I have the skills and knowledge to counsel individuals with more complex mental health issues.
DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING
I qualified as a counsellor in 2017. The qualification is a CPCAB Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling. I have also passed the BACP's Certificate of Proficiency which is a standardised assessment to demonstrate I have the ability to be a professional counsellor / psychotherapist.
Prior to counselling training I was awarded Early Years Professional Status and graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies. These qualifications demonstrate a specialism in working with 0-5 year olds. My dissertation focused on attachment, which now supports my counselling work when working with children and adults.
GRIEF & LOSS TRAINING
I have undertaken training with The Foundation for Infant Loss and am on their Accredited Provider register.
I have completed a 16 week training course to be a Cruse Bereavement Volunteer. I visited people in their homes and offered short term counselling.
SAFEGUARDING AND DBS
I have completed Safeguarding training and have an Enhanced DBS which allows me to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am committed to completing 30 hours of continuing professional development every year. My learning supports me when counselling clients with more complex mental health issues.
I have completed training in Working with Gender Diversity, Demystifying Trauma - Understanding and Tools, Working with PTSD and Trauma, Mindfulness in the Counselling Context, Working with Young People (including online MindEd training), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), PODS: Trauma and the body; dissociation and somatisation, and ACPO DASH Training.
In light of Covid-19 I have completed a short course in Moving Your Practice Online, and attended weekly Counsellors' Webinars in 'Coronavirus - Considering Responses and Responsibilities' and 'Coronavirus - Considering if I can work with Children and Young People Online'. BACP in partnership with Open University course 'How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer'