Leeds Counselling: Training and Experience

“My life is my teaching.” Ghandi

MY PRACTICE

Over the past several years I have been developing my private practice helping clients; and gained experience working within the NHS, MIND, Victim Support, The Wandsworth Association of Psychotherapists and The Awareness Centre.

In that time I have worked short and long term with a broad range of people with a variety of issues and have experience in the different ways that life can be challenging and keep us stuck, thus preventing us from reaching our full potential.

My job providing psychotherapy and counselling in Leeds is to support you in discovering both what you want and what you need. I will work with you to find ways to move forward so that you may get the most out of your life. Together we’ll identify the issues which are causing problems and work towards freeing you from them. In my experience this process can be difficult but also very rewarding, and by working with me you’ll be working with somebody who understands this. I also understand that your successful outcome will be as unique as you are.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor and a clinical member of the UPCA. I am also a member of the BACP and you will find me listed on their websites. These regulating bodies ensure I continue to work within their ethical frameworks and in your best interest. As a UKCP member my clients work with a therapist that has been further assessed and approved to be on the UK Council for Psychotherapy. The UKCP is ‘recognised nationally and in Europe as an indication of competent and ethical practice’, (UKCP, 2014). I am also listed on the Counselling Directory, which means you are in good hands.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND APPROACHES: COUNSELLING

I trained for six years at Richmond College, Esher College and Roehampton University which with other qualifications culminated in a BSc in Integrative Counselling. I am trained and have experience working in the following counselling approaches:

  • BSc in Integrative Counselling
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Couples Counselling
  • Existentialism
  • Integrative
  • Person Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • TA (Transactional Analysis)

 

SUPERVISION

After several years of being a counsellor/therapist, I trained and qualified as a supervisor thus expanding my practice to supervising other counsellors and therapists. My Diploma qualification in integrative supervision enables me to supervise counsellors, therapists and coaches working within various approaches including the psychodynamic, person centred, existentialism and cognitive behavioural therapies working with individuals, couples and groups.

  • Diploma in Integrative Supervision

 

COACHING

One of my areas of interest led to me training and gaining a diploma as a therapeutic coach. When working in this way I bring much of my therapeutic skills and experience to the role, although this particular approach is more goal oriented and directive. I am also a member of the BACP Coaching Division.

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching

 

One of the founders of analysis Jung said: “Learn your theories as well as you can but put them aside when you touch the miracle of living”. With those wise words in mind, my approach as a psychotherapeutic counsellor, supervisor and coach is to work closely with you in a trusting, safe and confidential space. I believe these are paramount when there are difficult issues such as sex, money, abuse, bereavement and other issues in your history and experience to talk through. Sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs, so that your unique self and experiences are heard and respected.

 

Further Professional TRAINING

  • Couples Counselling training
  • Couples and Sex Addiction training
  • Sex and Porn Addiction training
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for Depression
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for Suicide
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) orientation and principles training
  • Workplace issues (including coaching, mediation and time management) training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Eating Disorders training
  • Nutrition Advisor training
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse training
  • Trauma training
  • Mental Health Awareness training
  • Working with Anger training
  • Working with Attachment training
  • Personal Development training
  • Diversity training
  • Assessment training
  • Victim Support training

For more information and the next steps to finding out how we can work together to help you, please call 07795 253457 or email me.

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