Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Postgraduate level)
This qualification combines a variety of theoretical bases including Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Solution-Focused with very practical, hands on counselling skills. The course cannot be passed without a period of time working as a Counsellor; but before being allowed to counsel, the course supervisors closely examine the candidate's suitability. I was drawn more naturally to the humanistic elements of psychotherapy and particularly to the work of Rogers. In addition I understood and appreciated the works of Bowlby on Separation, Attachment and Loss. It was powerful learning to find how much of our later life is affected by our early years, and how help in understanding this can undo some of the less desired outcomes. The main strength of the course though was that it imbued in its students the importance of the relationship between Counsellor and client in bringing about change.
TA101 Transactional Analysis
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have maintained my Continual Profession Development (CPD) in line with BACP recommendations. This has entailed attending courses on a diverse range of presenting issues, understanding causes including social/environmental as well as the increasingly important role of the neurological processes which underlie the need for therapy.
Since qualifying, I have worked in a variety of Counselling environments. These