Continual Professional Development
As part of my ongoing development, I regularly attend continual professional development workshops to ensure my knowledge is as up to date, ensuring that I am offering the best possible service to clients.
This course focused upon making the most of short term therapy
Focused upon building a trusting relationship quickly
Focus orientated therapy-
A technique which explores the mind-body connection, linking words and emotions to sensations in the body
About Emily MBACP, PGDip, BA Hons:
When I am not working or studying, I enjoy yoga and tai chi. I am interested in the mind-body connection and feel this is explored further by relaxing my mind through physical exercise. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family.
I am a fully qualified and insured registered counsellor. I am a member of BACP and a student member of UPCA, which are governed by Professional Standards Authority. I carefully follow the codes of conduct outlined. https://www.bacp.co.uk
I have successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling at University of Brighton. As part of this course, I have be in clinical practice, working within a government funded service offering counselling and co-facilitated support groups to those in unpaid caring roles. My training covered the following approaches to therapy:
Person and Client Centred
Focus Orientated Therapy
MSc- ongoing development
Although I am fully qualified, I have decided to further my education so I am currently undertaking a Master of Science in Psychotherapy at University of Brighton. The course covers working with complex presentations.
I am conducting some research into the the impact upon a client who cares for a friend or relative with dementia. This work has been inspired by my personal experience and professional work with carers.
Why I became a counsellor
There are many possible answers to this question. It is a career change I carefully considered. I had supported colleagues, who were other therapists build and manage their businesses and noticed the bit I liked most about my job was listening to the clients in the waiting room, so decided to develop this further and entered into process of training to be a therapist, where I discovered the importance of philosophy within counselling, which reflects my thinking on the world.
Before training to be a counsellor, I worked within clinical administration at Hove Osteopathic Clinic, and have worked there for over 12 years, after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at University of Brighton. This work has given me an understanding of the private medical world especially when making a private health insurance claim.
Alongside working at the clinic, I provided business guidance and coaching for small start up businesses and individuals. My other experience includes working within Public Relations and the music industry.