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ABOUT ME

My background is in education and I spent many years working as a teacher and Head of House in a secondary school, with a responsibility for pastoral care and mental health. Through this role, I developed a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves and decided to train as a counsellor. I can honestly say that undertaking this training has been the most challenging, yet rewarding and enriching experience I have ever encountered.

I have experience of working in agencies as a volunteer counsellor, including Redlands Counselling and the YMCA, and most recently I have worked as a counsellor and Mental Health Lead within a Secondary school. I currently work as a tutor for adults on counselling courses alongside my Private Practice, and provide psychological crisis support to NHS workers through the 'Project 5' initiative..

I have personal experience of caring responsibilities, both as a child and as an adult, and brought this experience into my school role where I was the Lead Practitioner for Young Carers for a number of years.

In addition to carrying out the counselling role within school, I also sought out the best interventions for young people within the community. I have built good relationships with many professionals, including CAMHS, and am confident and competent in making onward referrals when counselling is not the best option.

I have a strong belief in maintaining an excellent level of self-care; in order to offer the best to you, I recognise the vital importance of taking care of me. I achieve this through engaging in activities that help me unwind and destress; walking in nature, photography and playing and listening to music. I also attend regular Supervision sessions with an experienced supervisor which enables me to consider alternative perspectives and ensure I am always working safely, ethically and in the best informed manner possible.

“You can't pour from an empty jug”

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

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COUNSELLING CORE TRAINING

CPCAB Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (ongoing)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Working with Young People Counselling Certificate
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

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ACADEMIC AND TEACHING

PGCE (Secondary) with Qualified Teacher Status - University of Bath
BSc (Hons) Health and Community Studies - Bournemouth University

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SAFEGUARDING

Level 3 Safeguarding Children - Local Safeguarding Children Boards - regular refreshers undertaken
Risk Assessment of Domestic Abuse and MARAC Process - Bournemouth Borough Council
Level 2 Safeguarding Children - Local Safeguarding Children Boards

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MENTAL HEALTH

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - LivingWorks

Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Accreditation - MHFA England

Youth Mental Health First Aider Training - MHFA England

Self Harm Essential Knowledge Course - Self Harm UK

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AN INTRODUCTION TO LIFE COACHING

Redlands Counselling Training

UNDERSTANDING WORKING WITH GENDER VARIANCE AND AUTISM

Online Events - Madison-Amy Webb

ONLINE AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING  (80 Hour Programme)

Counselling Tutor

ASSESSING CLIENTS

Redlands Counselling Training

COUNSELLING DURING THE PANDEMIC

Redlands Counselling Training

COUNSELLING REMOTELY

Redlands Counselling Training

SETTING UP IN PRIVATE PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

The Sunflower Network

BUILDING RESILIENCE - DEVELOPING SOCIAL SUPPORT

Kate Cairns Associates

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA

Kate Cairns Associates

ATTACHMENT - DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS FOR LEARNING

Kate Cairns Associates

COOL TOOLS - USING COUNSELLING TOOLS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

Pauline Couch - Step4Ward

WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE - PANIC AND ANXIETY ISSUES

Redlands Counselling Training

SUPPORTING CHILDREN PRE-BEREAVEMENT

Mosaic

DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS TRAINING

Bournemouth DACT and Addaction

TEENAGERS - SUPPORTING BEREAVED YOUNG ADULTS

Mosaic

INTRODUCTION TO CHILDHOOD BEREAVEMENT

Mosiac

ATTACHMENT LEAD IN SCHOOLS

Yellow Kite - Louise Bomber

RAISING AWARENESS OF ATTACHMENT IN SCHOOLS

Bournemouth Borough Council

RELAXATION SKILLS FOR CHILDREN TRAINING

Relax Kids

EARLY HELP ARRANGEMENTS, EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING FOR IMPROVED OUTCOMES

Bournemouth Borough Council

MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Optimus Education

SHORT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMME

CAMHS

E-SAFETY TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Borough of Poole

CHILDREN AND TECHNOLOGY; IMPACTS ON EMOTIONS, LEARNING AND BEHAVIOUR

Bournemouth University

OUTDOOR THERAPY WORKSHOP

Sarah Devine

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REGISTRATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

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BACP REGISTERED MEMBER

Registration Number 378873

ICO REGISTERED

ICO Number: ZA752856

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

FIRST AIDER

ANXIETY UK APPROVED THERAPIST

All certification available on request

ENHANCED DBS

Certificate No. 001698701113

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