“Counselling and psychotherapy had always been an interest of mine after previous work in various therapeutic support environments such as rape crisis, children with challenging behaviour and a well-being clinic. I first enrolled onto the Counselling Skills and Theory part-time weekend course and from there it was a natural progression onto the Foundation Degree.
The course is BACP accredited and well respected within the counselling profession with regard to placements. My experience was of exceptional learning, support and supervision that helped mould my personal philosophy that I use today in my private practice. This programme may only be one day a week but it is a full time commitment, with personal therapy, placements, assignments and supervision...oh, and your personal life! Learning to juggle is part of the support I received from my tutors and peer group. Personal and professional development is essential for this career path and a counselling qualification needs committed, regular supervision and research into new developments. I am currently building my private practice and the future holds so many possibilities with regard to specialist interests and progressive research. Very exciting!"