My past experience is in Human Resources and I have worked in a variety of organisations. During a career of over 20 years I was involved with people at work and often provided informal counselling. I felt particularly drawn to those people who were experiencing challenges in their life that were affecting their work. I took early retirement in 2011 and then undertook a Counselling Skills course and a post-graduate Diploma in Counselling at Strathclyde University, which was a total of three years of study.
Four years experience of counselling clients during the time of my studies and since becoming qualified:
One year at Strathclyde University Counselling Research Department. The Department provided free counselling to clients in return for taking part in research interviews.
Three years and currently still working at Mind Mosaic, Counselling & Therapy in Greenock, who provide low or no cost counselling services to the people of Inverclyde.
Through both of these organisations gaining much experience with over 400 hours of counselling with a wide variety of clients and issues.
COSCA (Counselling in Scotland) Counselling Skills Certificate - Strathclyde University - 2013
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling - Strathclyde University - 2016
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and am working towards full accreditation.
Continual Professional Development
Continuing to developing my skills and experience by undertaking further training in relevant areas and will exceed the minimum BACP requirement of 30 hours this year.