My journey into becoming a counsellor
I am very proud to say that I trained to be a children's counsellor with 'Place2Be'. Place2Be is a children's mental health charity that provides mental health support within schools. I worked within a school in Leeds with children aged five to twelve. Place2Be is a pioneer in early intervention. It helps schools understand and identify mental health problems, enable children and young people to focus on learning and give them tools to cope with challenges throughout their lives. Through Place2Be I have learnt play/ creative therapies that are useful for children when they cannot verbalise their words.
* Art therapy
* Sand tray therapy
* Lego building
These methods can help to stimulate the brain and encourage children to facilitate the exploration of their emotions.
I have gained profound experience and skills working for Place2Be that I have taken with me to my private practice.
Registered member of the BACP
Since completing my undergraduate degree in 'Children Young People and Families', I have completed a post graduate certificate course in 'Interpersonal and Counselling Skills' and a post graduate diploma in 'Counselling and Psychotherapy' at Leeds Beckett University which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am therefore now a registered member of the BACP and work by their Ethical codes of practice.
Whilst training I completed by placement hours at the UK Counselling Network where I gained experience working with anxiety, depression, binge eating, anger control, trauma, relationship issues, loneliness and bereavement.