Exeprience and Qualifications

Experience

NHS – SENIOR PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING PRACTITIONER
• Offering cognitive-behaviour therapy, counselling and mindfulness
• Promoting well-being and self-management skills to people with common mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress and others

NHS – VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR
• Delivering short-term solution-based counselling

RETHINK – COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WORKER
• Providing one-to-one support for people with mental health problems
• Planning, implementing and reviewing individual recovery plans for service users
• Facilitating service users’ groups aimed at recovery from mental health problems

SOUTHMEAD TOUCHSTONE – VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR
• Delivering one-to-one counselling to people who have experienced trauma or/and abuse

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Professional Studies: Counselling – University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills – University of the West of England, Bristol

Training Courses and CPD

  • Mindfulness in medicine and psychology (with Jon Kabat-Zinn)
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher training (Bangor University)
  • Mindfulness and individual therapy
  • Recovery training
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Working with survivors of sexual abuse
  • EMDR – Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Behaviour Activation
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing Panic
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Working with clients from different ethnic groups
  • Focusing