Experience & Qualifications

Sep 2015 – Sep 2021

Trauma Counsellor
Rubicon Cares

  • Provision of Trauma counselling for people affected by crime or directly affected by a traumatic event.
  • Provision of counselling for people, to enable them to overcome the impact and to regain control over their lives, due to traumatic events such as:
  • Domestic Violence/Abuse
  • Sexual Violence/Abuse- Homicide
  • Modern Slavery/Trafficking
  • Hate Crime,
  • Forced Marriage/‘Honour-Based’ Violence
  • Fraud
  • Anti-Social Behaviour- Burglary
  • Stalking
  • Road Victims
  • Victims of Conflict
  • General Offences (Violence, Theft, etc.)
  • War
  • Terrorism
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Jun 2003 – Sep 2004

Life Skills Trainer
Crossways Community

  • Daily Organisation of Life Skills Training programme for 16 adults in a Mental Health setting.
  • Development of trusting relationship with each client to enable effective communication.
  • Provision of Individual Assessment of Needs for each client. Creation of Development Plans and support of clients to achieve goals they’d set.

Dec 2001 – Aug 2003

Volunteer Counsellor
Hastings and Rother Counselling Service

  • Provided counselling service for adults, working within BACP guidelines and gained experience working as part of a counselling team.

Sep 2020 – Present

Integrative Counsellor
Private Practice

  • Provision of counselling to private clients, with any issues they choose to bring.
  • Provision of a safe counselling space for people to discuss their issues, space for people to recognise their own resources and to build on these, in order to find a way to move on.

Sep 2004 – Apr 2007

Addiction Counsellor
Equinox-Victoria Centre, Rochester.

  • Worked with people using following approaches: Humanistic, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis, 12 Steps, CBT and Psychodynamic.
  • Delivered service to people, including one-to-one counselling and running and facilitation of Groups, working within BACP guidelines.
  • Referred people onto appropriate services such as inpatient detox/day programmes and provided pre & post-rehabilitation counselling.
  • Liaised with Social Services, Probation and other social health care professionals.

Dec 2003 – Sep 2004

School Counsellor – Hastings.
East Sussex County Council

  • Primary role was to therapeutically support young people aged 11-18, in their situation.
  • Supported young people to access and understand information about themselves.
  • Protected young people by working within BACP guidelines and Child Protection laws, involving liaison with Police/Social services/Medical Services.

Dec 2002 – May 2003

Volunteer Counsellor-Victim Support.
Tunbridge Wells Police Station

  • Provided counselling for victims and perpetrators of crime, working within BACP guidelines and gained counselling experience.

Counselling Qualifications & Training

  • 1999-2000

    Certificate in counselling.
    West Kent College.

  • 2000-2002

    Advanced Diploma in
    Humanistic Counselling

  • 2002-2003

    Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy Foundation. Wealden College.

  • 2007

    BACP Accredited
    Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

  • 2020

    OCST4 qualification in online counselling
    (audio & webcam).


Licences

Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. BACP ID 570973

Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist BACP ID 16154

Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist ID 570973

Code of ethics

I abide by the BACP Codes of Conduct, which can be found on their website, and involves maintaining confidentiality; acting with integrity and professionalism; attending regular supervision; and holding professional indemnity insurance.

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