I am in my second year of my Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma and am due to qualify later this year having already gained Level 2 & 3 in Advanced Counselling Skills. I have had training with Mermaids Charity helping out on their helpline talking to families and professionals helping children who identify with Gender Dysphoria. I have attended training on Helping Children Suffering Bereavement. I am due to attend the LGBTQ+ Developing Future Leaders seminar being held in January 2018 & the Cruse Bereavement training programme through City College.
My approach to Counselling is quite integrative after studying different methods over the past few years. Each client is different and may require different skills to be used to help them on their journey. My ultimate goal is to help a client use personal therapy to live a happier, more peaceful life.
Where It All Started
I received counselling myself when I was in my 20’s and found that to help others through the same difficulties would be my dream career. I worked for the Sheffield City Council for nearly 10 years, advising customers who had issues with their Council Tax & Housing Benefits. I found I was very good at listening and communicating with people was my strength.