A qualified supervisor, accredited counsellor, EMDR therapist, and an experienced educator for the past 14 years, I bring to Livewell Counselling Service a wide range of skills, experience and qualifications.
We have a team of experienced and qualified counsellors who are all registered with the BACP and follow the ethical guidelines of high competence in order to work with adults and young people in the educational sector.
Over the years, I have mainly worked in education but also worked for Charities, private sectors, Children’s Centre’s, EAP companies, referrals via GP service and the local authorities.
I am contracted with a University to provide supervision in education. Part of alliance team in North West for qualified supervisor’s. Providing regular supervision for senior management team and staff in schools.
In an organisation, supervision has a positive ripple effect throughout the entire system. In providing supervision, I create a safe environment in which uncertainty and difficulties can be explored
Taking time to reflect, review, reinvigorate, bring clarity and quality, together, create new ways of seeing and thinking about what we do.
To support the recent pandemic, I have trained in the EMDR approach, a trauma focused approach. The goal of this therapy is to encourage a patient to focus briefly on a trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (usually eye movements), which decreases the vividness of the trauma memory and its associated emotions.
Completed my Postgraduate in clinical supervision training. This training enables me to maintain high standards in supervision. My approach in supervision is based on that of Hawkins Shohet and Page & Woskett model. It uses coaching as a structure for exploring differences and provides structure through the use of lenses. Foundation degree in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) has enabled me to work with a wide range of complex psychological problems. Level 4 – CPCAB, a two-year certification program that provides me with knowledge, skills, and competencies. Level 3 – Level 2 CPCAB is a one year training for each level, I have facilitated and co-facilitator in delivering bespoke training for professionals such as working therapeutically with young people and clinical supervision.
I am qualified to work in animal assisted therapy, ( AA1, AAT) www.scas.org.uk Animals can help improve mood, reduce depression, lower blood pressure, motivation and reduce or prevent stress.
Further vocational courses have given me the knowledge and awareness to practice safely. I have training in Safeguarding for both children and adults including training on CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation). I am enhanced DBS and completed ASIST training in suicide awareness.