Safe, Confidential and Experienced Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy, Counselling - Relationship, Counselling - Bereavement
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist with a wide knowledge of counselling, psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic environments. I am able to support and help anyone who has any form of emotional or mental health issue.
I offer a safe, emphatic, confidential and boundaried support and I am able to help in a wide range of ways through having over 13 years of experience helping people move forward in their lives.
Currently I am working for a hospice offering counselling and psychotherapy to people with life limiting illness or people who have recently or are likely to be bereaved in the near future.
I will be leaving my post at the hospice in December as I have decided to focus on private work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in the field of mental health for 13 years, initially as a support worker in a therapeutic community, then I started four years of training and started working as a trainee psychotherapist ten years ago. I qualified as a psychotherapist in 2009 and I have over 3000 hours of post qualification experience. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics.
I have worked with clients experiencing issues such as self harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, addictions, abuse, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, grief/loss and trauma. I have also worked in both private practice and residential settings with people who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder or have a dual diagnosis. Previously I taught counselling skills to level 3 & 4 counselling students. I have worked in Birmingham, London, Lincoln, Liverpool, Thailand and now Worcester and Bromsgrove.
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Trauma
Chester University - Chester - January 2017
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Therapeutic Counselling
Elan Training and Development - Hale, Manchester 2005-2010
NVQ3 Health and Social Care
Bournville College - Bournville - Birmingham 2007
Cert HE Psychology
The University of Birmingham - Birmingham 2003-2005
Transactional Analysis 101
Berne Institute - Nottingham 2004
I see myself very much as a humanistic practitioner working with people flexibly and always with their needs at the forefront of any work we do. Every person is different and has different needs and requirements in terms of support and therefore I believe my experience in working in different environments, using different techniques and theories means I am able to work successfully with a wide variety of people with lots of different issues.
Website : http://www.elpiscounselling.co.uk
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