My Counselling Experience
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and have been working in private practice counselling clients since May 2016. I completed my training at Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute on the Advanced Diploma in Relational Centred Counselling course. During this time I spent a year as a volunteer Counsellor for a local charity.
I understand the deep connection between physical and emotional health. I am a fully Qualified 200hrs Yoga Teacher, Training with Sampoorna Yoga Based in Goa, India. I have a personal yoga, meditation and tai chi practice. I am a successful amateur athlete competing in ultra marathons and endurance events. This has helped me to develop a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection and how improving your body awareness and understanding can potentially enrich your life, help to develop both physical and emotional health and resilience for when life becomes challenging.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked for the local authority for 15 years in various roles supporting children, young people and families. I am experienced working with teens and adolescents. I have experience supporting young people with issues of stress, anxiety, confidence, anger, family breakdown, drugs, alcohol, sex and relationships, risk taking behaviour, poor self-esteem, gender and sexuality, law and the youth justice system, special educational needs, autism, independence, creativity and expression, education, employment and training, illness, health and well-being.
I am committed to Continued Professional Development and some of my additional training includes:
Level 2 NVQ in youth work
ABC LEVEL 3 diploma in youth work
Level 5 diploma in Leadership for health and social care and children and young people’s services
Working with boys and young men on sex and relationships
Sexual health awareness
SPELL1 and SPELL2 an introduction to the Autistic Spectrum and a framework for intervention
Rainbow Yoga: Yoga for Kids and Families Teacher Training