" Patient man ride donkey"
( Jamaican Proverb )
My counselling practice has at its foundation a humanistic/person centred
approach and I am able to integrate other approaches, including CBT into
my work according to my clients/supervisees needs.
Having many years experience of working with young people and adults on the
margins of society who present with a broad range of challenging issues I work
Intuitively and interactively and have a strong connectedness with others.
I have attended regular training courses as part of my ongoing personal
development, many of which have been 2/3 days residentials. I have regular
Supervision with a qualified supervisor/therapist and am a registered member of BACP with personal liability insurance. I have a Diploma in Counselling(Awarding Body Sheffield University) and a Post graduate Diploma in Supervision (Awarding Body Temenos in Sheffield).
Alcohol services - 23 years seeing clients with alcohol misuse problems, those affected by someone's alcohol misuse eg parents, cares, sibling, children and partners. Couples counselling.
Group - work facilitator for clients/
Twenty years within a project working with adults involved in prostitution and with sexually exploited children and young people. Clients presented with a range of issues such as sexual abuse, substance misuse, self -harm, sexuality, low esteem, loss, anger, fear/anxiety, rape/violent assault, domestic violence. this experience has included working therapeutically with young people under the age of 18 years.
Working in private practice - Clever Conversations Ltd