EJS Counselling & Psychotherapy

 EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS. bacp22

I am a Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) . I am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice and subject to its Codes of Practice. I am on the DBS register and hold Certificate from LINK Barnardo's.

I am also an Approved LINK Adoption Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency whom are registered to provide adoption placement and support services.

Part of being a qualified and professional counsellor means I have had counselling as part of my training and will be in and out of therapy for the rest of my career when I feel it necessary for my own self care. This is how I know how difficult it can be to take that first step and how hard it can be to continue and shape my practice around what you as individuals need. I also undertake regular supervision every month and hold professional indemnity insurance.

Prior to being a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked for many years in retail & hospitality before switching career following a life changing event and training to work with mental health & disability in 2003. I began training as a counsellor in 2006. I have been running my counselling & psychotherapy practice full time since 2010, working in a variety of settings as a consultant and therapist (Mental Health Services, Schools, Charities) and have specialist knowledge around working with survivors of sexual and domestic abuse, and I am also registered and trained through LINK to support clients with difficulties linked to adoption or fostering.  In recent years I have integrated my training in Regenerative Nature Based Therapy and I now live and work on a piece of land set up to share with clients and participants.

"It is the need of every single one of us, child or grown up to feel wanted, to feel we belong and that we matter in the world"
M.Morpurgo


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Qualifications & Training

BA Hons Counselling UCS (UEA) 2011  

Advanced Diploma Eco Psychology and Regenative Nature Based Practice 2022

ACTO (Level1) Certificate Online & Telephone Counselling 2024

FdA Counselling(Distinction) UCS 2008/10
Certificate in Integrative Counselling WSC 2008
Therapeutic Art & Play 2008/14
Interpersonal Relationship Therapy 2012
Mindfulness Practitioner Training 2013
Barnardo's Link Safeguarding Training 2024
LINK Barnardo's Adoption Training 2015
Attachment Focused Therapy 2016

First Aider at Work 2024
Paediatric First Aid 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Additional Training                    

'Trauma & the body: Somatisation & Dissociation'                                                                                                                                                                                                'Embodied, Personal and Relational Healing'                                                                                                                                                                   'WORKTHATRECONNECT Gratitude Training'                                                                                                                                                                                                       'Mens Barriers to Mental Health'                                                                                                                                                                                                                          'Nutured Heart Approach Training'
'Analytical Dreaming Group '
'Trauma & the body: Somatisation & Dissociation'
'Gender Indentity' 'Sexual Abuse'
'Capacity for Self Care & Self Harm'                                                                                                                                                                                                                     'Racism, racial trauma and anti-racism'                                                                                                                                                                                                              'Working with Shame' 'Domestic Violence & Abuse with Children'
'Sand Tray with Symbolic Meaning'
'Communication through Play'
'Attachment Theory - Working with Adults & Children'
'Generic approaches to Disordered Eating in Young People'
'Sand,Clay and Natural Material Play Therapy'
'Psychological Splitting'
'Risk Management'
'Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults'
'Interpersonal Relationship Counselling'
'Mindfulness Training'
'Stronger Families Community Programme Facilitator(AVA)'
'Working Therapeutically with Transgender'
'Working Therapeutically with Transgender Youth & their Families'


Professional Bodies
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)                                                                                                                                                National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)
Barnardo's Adoption Approved Therapist
Nature & Health Practitioners Network

Cambridge Forum for Childrens Emotional Well-Being

Empathic, Creative & Effective Online & Telephone Counselling

Telephone Psychotherapy, Online Counsellor , Online Relationship Counselling, Online Couples Therapy

Counselling Ipswich, Psychotherapy Bury St Edmunds, Counsellor for Mid Suffolk
Outdoor Nature Based Psychotherapy for Ipswich Area
I have learned that by bringing people into contact with nature they can begin heal from personal issues, trauma and mental illness.
I have also learned that when people develop a relationship with the natural world they tend to respect and care for it in new and meaningful ways.

Eco-therapy for Stowmarket , Nature Connection Suffolk, Deeper Nature Suffolk

 

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