MA in Counselling (University of Wales, Newport)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (AQA)
PG Diploma in Consultative Supervision (University of Wales, Newport)
Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy
BACP Accreditited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I work as service manager for TalkingZone which provides counselling to children and young people in Newport schools and community. Additionally, I provide support to the certificate in counselling skills course in terms of lecturing on modules and student assessments.
I initially trained as a counsellor with Coleg Gwent before gaining a PG Diploma and MA in counselling with the University of Wales Newport. My counselling experience has remained within the education sector, where I have provided counselling for students at Cardiff University, Coleg Gwent and as a school based counsellor for Barnardos.
I subsequently gained my qualification in supervision and provided consultative supervision to school based counsellors, and continue to do so.
My previous project management experience in the IT sector, coupled with my counselling and consultative supervision training, allowed me to transition to coordination and management of counselling services. Initially for Barnardos as coordinator for the school based counselling service, and then in 2012 at the University of Wales Newport as service manager for their primary school based counselling service. In the same year I also joined the teaching team as a visiting lecturer and then support for student assessments on the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills. Since 2013, I have worked as service manager for the TalkingZone schools counselling service for the University of South Wales on behalf of Newport City Council. During this time I project managed the implementation of an online counselling platform for TalkingZone. After the implementation of the online platform and subsequent online counselling training, I have provided counselling to young people via the online platform using text based support.
BACP (Accredited member)
BACP (Children & Young People division)
I have a busy private practice where I provide counselling to individuals and couples on a face to face and online basis. I also provide consultative supervison to counsellors in private practice, within agencies, and within the school based counselling sector in particular.
I have had the privilege to work with Local and Welsh Government over the past 8 years. In that time I have provided support in the development of standards and guidance in the area of counselling children and young people, and managing critical incidents.
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