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Lucy has a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and is an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Lucy has worked with a whole range of ages and issues. She has worked with adults at several charities which help clients who might not normally be able to afford it to access counselling. She has worked with clients who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, agoraphobia and self-harming behaviour. She has an interest in Compassion Focused Therapy which is often used with clients who are very self-critical.
She has worked with primary school children in Nottingham, utilising play therapy to work with issues such as anger management and other behavioural problems which are affecting their school life.
Andy has a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and is an accredited registered member of the BACP. He draws on a variety of approaches so that he can meet the individual needs of his clients. He has worked for West Leicestershire MIND and Derby Counselling Centre and as a health worker supporting clients with Acquired Brain Injury.
He has specialist experience working with clients suffering from Depression and Anxiety using techniques derived from REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy), Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Human Givens Approach. He also has experience dealing with workplace stress, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Eating Disorders, Addiction(s), Alcoholism, Self Esteem, Assertiveness, Anger Management, Bereavement, Relationship Difficulties and Childhood Abuse.
Miricia has a B. Psych degree, an Honours degree in Psychology, and has done postgraduate studies in Sociology (Group Dynamics). She also has a Masters of Science Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Miricia has worked as a voluntary counsellor and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) counsellor in South Africa with clients with diverse issues. She has also worked in the mental health field for the NHS in London. She has diverse experience of working with clients with enduring mental health issues.
Miricia works with many issues, including family problems, self-harming behaviour, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, social issues and addiction. She also has a special interest in working with eating disorders, gender and sexuality, and clients with a psychiatric diagnosis like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Gary has a BSc in Humanistic and Integrative Therapy and is a member of the BACP. He is starting a Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy to add to his wealth of experience in working with young people.
Gary works relationally with his clients as he believes they are the experts on their experience. He offers both long term therapy and short term Solution Focused Therapy for what is best suited to each client's needs.
Gary works with many issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, neglect, disassociation and anger management. He has extensive experience and is passionate about working with hard to reach vulnerable young people.
Jack has a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and is an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
He is an Integrative Psychotherapist combining approaches from Person-centred therapy (PCA) Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and Attachment theory. He also utilises Compassion Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy where appropriate for the client. Jack has experience working in Education, Private therapy and NHS talking therapies (IAPT).
Jack has worked with (but is not limited to) - Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Self-criticism, Anger Management, Relationship issues, Autism and counselling, Self-Harming and Low Self-Esteem.
Luke holds an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby, is a registered member of the BACP, and has higher education qualifications in Social Psychology, Development Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Philosophy.
Luke works as an integrative counsellor, incorporating a Person-Centered approach with Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Attachment theory, depending on the needs of each client. He has experience working in a mentoring role with children at a primary school in South Wales, and with adolescents at an English language school in Belgium.
A musician at heart, Luke is also a Grade 8 guitarist and holds a BSc First Class Honours degree in Sound Technology.
Karen has completed a level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice and is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and works within their Ethical Framework. The main therapeutic approaches Karen uses are Humanistic, Person Centred, Gestalt and Existential, but she specialises in Psychodynamic counselling.
Karen works with her clients to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping them to unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. This approach takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. Karen may focus on patterns of behaviour and attachment theory with her clients whilst working with them to explore how their history is impacting on their present day life.
Karen has 25 years' experience of coaching and mentoring adults and experience of working with clients of all ages on bereavement, suicide, anxiety, sexual abuse, relationship and family problems.
Sandra has a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham, a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Sandra has seven years' clinical experience working with all ages, individuals, couples and groups. She has extensive counselling experiencing encompassing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, severe and enduring mental health issues, relationship and grief counselling, drugs and alcohol, suicidal ideation, OCD, PTSD and sexual abuse.
Sandra also practises hypnotherapy and has 4 years' experience using the Rewind technique for trauma.
Sandra has worked extensively in Nottingham city schools, for charities in Nottingham and within mental health for the NHS.
Sue has a BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Studies from the University of Nottingham and graduated with an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Lincoln. In addition, Sue is currently completing a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is a registered member of BACP.
Sue's main theoretical approach is person-centred but incorporates additional approaches such as CBT and solution-focused work to reflect client need.
Sue has worked in prison settings for issues ranging from depression and anxiety, PTSD and substance misuse. She has also worked with women and children fleeing domestic abuse situations when the focus has required crisis management and self-esteem.
Sue has also gained experience as an advocate of working with vulnerabilities and complex needs clients.
My name is Laura Humphrey. I am a qualified Psychotherapist. I have an accredited MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal intent and abuse. Previously I worked in the Mental Health field for 15 years with clients who had severe and enduring mental illness. I also worked in Neuro Rehab at Derby Royal, and Oncology at Nottingham City Hospital.
My aim is to work with clients to better their lives, and help them to understand why they feel the way they do, and to help them move forward to a more manageable life.
I am an Integrative therapist, working with Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches and I am a registered member of the BACP. I will offer you the time, space and skills in a safe, supportive environment to enable you to think through and unravel the difficulties in your life. As children we have experiences that teach us how to relate to others and to the world around us. This continues to affect how we think and behave as adults and sometimes these effects can become unhelpful to us in our everyday life. My integrated therapy is based on the values of respect, empathy and genuineness for you, the client, and is centred around your individual needs, in the here and now.
During the counselling process, I will apply the appropriate theory and practice in order to help you facilitate change. I will offer support and understanding during the process of difficult events, including transitions, re-building your self-trust and internal resources, attachment, childhood issues, relationship problems, anxiety, depression and bereavement. For a lot of men and women, taking the first step to seek counselling is often a very difficult one, but once you have taken that step you have started your journey that will lead you on an emotional, mental and physical journey that will empower you to make the changes to manage the situations in your life.
Stephanie has a Master's Degree in Dramatherapy and is a member of the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTH). Dramatherapy is a psychological therapy that draws upon creative aspects to provide distance and safety for in-depth explorations into personal issues.
Working from a client-led approach, she aims to enable self-expression, self-care and empowerment. Stephanie uses aspects such as stories, objects, masks and art. She has experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, as well as working with children in schools. She has worked with a range of issues including suicidal thoughts, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and behavioural problems.
My name is Anna. I am an integrative counsellor, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA). I hold a Certificate in Couples Counselling.
My professional experience of providing counselling includes work at a Fertility Clinic, Universities, Relate, NHS and IAPT agencies.
I believe that there is real potential for change held in the relationship between psychotherapist and client.
My aim is to offer you a safe, confidential and trusting space where you feel able to explore what has brought you to therapy. I have worked with different groups of clients, from small children through students to adults and couples and Diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Coaching.
Some of the issues I have helped with are anxiety, depression, fertility and pregnancy-related issues, eating disorders, bereavement, trauma and work-related difficulties.
Dave is a BSc (Hons) Psychology graduate and also holds an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and also a member for the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP). Dave likes to work relationally with his clients, utilising techniques from three different counselling modalities; person centred, attachment theory and cognitive behavioural therapy. He is able to integrate these skills with each individual client, whatever they may bring to the session.
Dave’s specialist area is working with addiction, both substances and behavioural, and has experience working within various substance misuse and aftercare services within Derby City and has attended training at the centre for addiction treatment studies (a franchised partner of the University of Bath).
Hello, my name is Gemma. Psychotherapy can help you better understand yourself and your relationships with others. Unconscious feelings and motivations can be brought into your awareness with the belief that insight can unlock greater understanding and help promote change. I have great interest in relationship dynamics, links with development, and how early experiences can shape our lives.
I offer a safe, compassionate space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences. An important aspect of my psychotherapeutic practice is a relational approach. This means that the relationship between myself and my clients is key.
I have experience working with individuals with many presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and confidence, sexuality, relationship issues, family issues and trauma. Trauma and its effect on the body and mind is of particular interest to me.
I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham, and am a registered member of the UKCP.
Hello, my name is Jenny. I am a BSc (Hons) graduate in Psychology joint with Theatre Studies and am currently working towards my Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a student member of the BACP and follow their guidelines and code of ethics.
I aim to combine elements from the Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory to tailor every session to the individual. I will listen to anything that might be going on for you and will work in collaboration with you towards your goals.
Having a background in the arts, I also have a strong interest in working creatively and creating a safe space for everyone to express themselves freely.
I am bilingual and can offer therapy sessions in German as well.
Hi, my name is Sam. I am a BSc (Hons) graduate in Psychology. I am currently working towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Derby University and I am a student member of the BACP following their guidelines and codes of ethics.
I work integratively combining the Person Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory, tailoring every session to individual needs. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment whereby clients are able to explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences and work towards their individual goals.
I have a working background volunteering at a domestic abuse charity supporting victims of domestic violence. I have also worked voluntarily as a mentor and a teaching assistant supporting disadvantaged and disengaged young people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm and family issues.
Hello, I’m Anna. I am currently working towards an PGDip in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am a student member of the BACP. I am trained to work with adults and have specialist training in working with children and young people. In my current working role I support young people and families at risk of breakdown. I work with complex family difficulties, mental health, social and educational needs. I have an academic background in Philosophy with a BA and MA in this discipline and have volunteered extensively for over ten years in a range of supporting roles.
I work with adults and young people integratively and creatively, meaning that in my backpack I have a range of skills I can use to help clients work through their difficulties. I ground myself in Humanistic approaches and use aspects of other approaches including Psychodynamic, CBT and Attachment Theory depending on what is best for the client. I am trained to work with creative therapeutic techniques, with a special interest in Play Therapy, Sand tray and Narrative techniques. I provide a safe space to explore what clients wish to bring to counselling at their pace, which begins in the forming of a safe working relationship. I allow space for working creatively if a client wishes and have a large range of creative tools clients can use.
I have extensive experience of working with stress, low mood and depression, anxiety and difficulties within relationships and families.
Hello, My name's Jo. I would be pleased to help you with any difficulties you may be dealing with in your life. I understand that sometimes it isn't possible to cope alone, and perhaps it is not possible to lean on family and friends; I believe passionately in the benefits of working with a counsellor.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Master's Degree in this field (level 7). I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am fully insured and DBS checked. I have volunteered for some years with a bereavement charity, which led me to train as a counsellor. I previously worked as a mental health nurse and have worked with a variety of problems.
I am trained integratively which means I will adapt the therapy to your needs. My training includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, and Bereavement Care, Working with Children and Adolescents and Transactional Analysis. I also practice Compassion Focused Therapy personally and with my clients. I am also trained in Person Centred Counselling which I believe is the bedrock of all therapies. In Person Centred Counselling there is no hierarchy between therapist and client; the relationship is based on the therapist expressing empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard to their client at all times. I have worked with people from many different cultures and embrace all our differences. I would always aim to offer a warm, safe and confidential space for each client.
Hi, my name is Connie. I am a qualified counsellor with a Master's degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am trained to work with Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment theory and I adapt and combine each of these depending upon what is required by each new client. My approach aims to find a balance between discovering tools and strategies to help you to manage the difficulties which you are facing at this time whilst safely exploring what the underlying causes of these difficulties may be in order to find longer term relief.
Professionally I have worked with a wide range of clients; originally I came from a background in the field of alcohol and substance misuse and I now also have several years' experience of practising with clients who have suffered sexual violence, bereavement, significant losses and life-altering illnesses. This means that I have worked with broad variety of presenting difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and low self-esteem to name just some.
Whatever pain or struggles you are dealing with at this time, whether you know what is troubling you or can't quite put your finger on it, I hope to be able to create the warmth, space and understanding for you to explore this and to find a way forward.
Hello, I'm Jo. It's completely normal to find life tough at times and you don't have to struggle on alone. I offer a safe, confidential and compassionate space for you to be you away from the pressures of everyday life. You will have the opportunity to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and the difficulties you are facing with someone who won't judge you. We will work together to help you find your own way through and I will support you to make the changes you choose. It may also be that some things can't be changed and I can help you to find acceptance.
I am very interested in relational dynamics and how our early experiences shape who we are today. Sometimes relationship patterns we developed in childhood do not serve us so well as adults and it is those patterns that can adversely affect our psychological, emotional and physical health. I have a special interest in neuroscience and other research showing a correlation between health difficulties and unresolved childhood issues and trauma.
Some of the areas I can help with include, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain and fatigue, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, family problems, healing of trauma and abuse and learning to cope with emotions that can feel difficult such as anger, fear, sadness and shame.
I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham and am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I abide by both organisation's ethical principles and codes of professional conduct.
Hello, my name is Laura, I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Derby and I am currently working towards a Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a student member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their guidelines and code of ethics.
I currently work for a charity called SARAC where I have gained experience working with people who have been affected by sexual abuse, rape, child sexual exploitation and unhealthy relationships. I have experience in working with trauma, anxiety and depression. I combine approaches from Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory. This means I can tailor therapy to suit your individual needs. Together we can identify and work towards your goals.
My name is Robert and I have a BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Nottingham and currently am undertaking a Masters in Trauma Studies. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a registered accredited member of National Counselling Society (NCS). I have 3 years' experience working with young people and adolescents offering talk therapy or working with play. I gained experience working with young people and adolescents in primary and secondary schools in Nottingham through the organisation Contacts Counselling and Therapy. I have also counselled university students at Nottingham Trent University. In support of my continuing development as a counsellor I have undertaken workshops in working with play, self-harm, bereavement, depression and working with young people.
Therapeutically I offer support from a person-centred perspective and incorporate both solution-focused and trauma-focused interventions to provide a more broad-based support for clients of all ages experiencing concerns such as anxiety, sexual abuse, depression, trauma, social anxiety, suicide, bereavement, self-harm and academic concerns.
I hold the belief that life is a process just as counselling too is a process. Daily life and counselling fused together enriches people with insight and awareness to make necessary changes or see life afresh with newer understanding of self or others. All people deserve to live a life fulfilled in a way they choose.
Katherine is currently working to complete her MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. She is a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and adheres to their code of ethics for standard practice in counselling. Katherine also holds a BA in Psychology from Portland State University.
Katherine has a background in Education, and has worked in Behavioural settings with both children and adults. This has helped her gain experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, addiction, and trauma. Katherine's comprehensive training in mental health can help individuals with a variety of challenges and goals. Using an Integrative Approach, Katherine combines Person Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Attachment Theory to best suit her clients needs.
Jenna is currently working to complete her MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. She is a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and adheres to their code of ethics for standard practice in counselling. Jenna also holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Florida.
Jenna has worked with adolescents and adults in clinical and educational settings. Her background has equipped her to gain experience working with depression, bereavement, self-harm, low self-esteem and anxiety, trauma/abuse, and other severe mental health issues. Jenna trains integratively, incorporating Person-Centred Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to best suit her clients’ needs.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, with a Postgraduate Diploma from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and I'm in the final year of studying for my MSc.
My experience working with clients has led me to be a strong believer in the power of listening with empathy and understanding, and without judgement. Simply having the opportunity to speak freely and honestly without fear of judgement can be transformational in itself. On top of that, I work with clients to understand why they may be feeling as they are and how we might address this.
I believe our early relationships help shape who we become but also that we all live within the context of our society, community, culture and relationships, so those factors must be considered too.
I am interested in my clients as people rather than as any diagnosis they may be given. I believe 'What has happened to you?' is a far better question to ask than 'What is wrong with you?'
Dana is currently studying an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. She is a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to their code of ethics for standard practice in counselling. She seeks to provide a safe and welcoming space where clients can explore their feelings, emotions and experiences, and collaboratively build understanding, set goals and form a more congruent sense of self.
Dana’s background is American, and she holds a BA in Social Psychology from the Bates College, Maine, USA. Dana has a degree in psychology and has worked with children, adolescents and adults in clinical and educational settings. This has helped her gain experience in working with depression, low self-esteem and anxiety, trauma/abuse, behavioural disorders and other mental health issues.
Psychotherapy can help you better understand yourself as well as your relationships with others. Insight and awareness into unconscious feelings, motivations and behaviour leads to greater self-understanding and helps promote change behavioural and mental change. Dana will be using an integrative approach, combining the Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Attachment Theory to best suit her clients’ needs.
Hi, I'm Manaal Mulla. Having been raised in Dubai and being of Indian origin, I have learnt the importance of cultural context in understanding people’s experiences.
I believe in providing a non-judgmental and empathic space where my clients can find safety and direction. I am committed to guiding you through life’s struggles and walking with you on the path to healing.
I'm currently working towards my MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby. As a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their code of ethics for standard practice in counselling. I'm also a BSc graduate in Psychology with Counselling Skills from Middlesex University Dubai.
I am bilingual and can offer therapy sessions in Hindi/Urdu as well.
Aman is currently studying for an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. She is a registered student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to their code of ethics and practice standards. Aman holds a BA (Hons) degree in Public Policy and Management and has a background in both public and private sector care. She is also a qualified Holistic Therapist and provides therapy for mental health projects within Erewash Borough and Nottingham City Council. This has helped her gain experience working with various mental health issues, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, addiction, anger, family or relationship issues and bereavement. Aman has a warm, caring and non-judgemental approach and aims to create a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment, enabling clients to feel secure and confident when exploring any issues or problems they may be facing. She uses an integrative approach when working with clients, combining Person Centred Therapy, Attachment Theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, tailoring each session to individual needs. Aman works as an outreach volunteer for the Samaritans and supports in fundraising for homeless charities such as Framework and the Trussell Trust Foodbank network.
Hello, I’m Dawn. I believe that counselling has the potential to make a real difference to people’s lives. My aim as a counsellor is to provide a safe, confidential space in which you can explore your issues and really be listened to, without being judged. A therapeutic environment offers the opportunity to explore whatever concerns you may have and help you to find a way to achieve a better understanding of yourself, your feelings, thoughts and experiences.
I am a Person-Centred Accredited Therapist and Holistic Therapist and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). Our early experiences shape who we are and making connections to understand what is working well for us and what isn’t can be hugely helpful. I have a special interest in how our emotions impact on health and illness.
Whilst I am a Person-Centred Therapist, I do at times work in an integrated way using Solution Focused techniques and tailor support around individual need. I qualified in 2010 with a BA (Hons) and my background includes working within palliative care in two hospices, 10 years working with domestic abuse as well as working for a year in a school environment. I work with adults, couples and young people.
Richard Mark-Hansen is currently studying towards an MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Derby, after previously completing a BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy there. As a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), he is obligated to practice in accordance to their ethical guidelines for therapeutic practice. Richard’s mission is to work with clients to create a safe and understanding environment for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and subsequently themselves with the aim of empowering the client and helping them to navigate the difficulties they experience and reach healing and growth. He is also passionate about therapy’s accessibility, and trying to base therapy around the client as an individual, their needs and their goals. As someone who appreciates difference and diversity, he understands the importance of considering these when looking at how people uniquely attribute and understand their experiences.
Hi, I am Lucy, I am currently studying towards an BSc in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. As a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am obligated to work in accordance with their ethical guidelines for therapeutic practice.
Therapeutically, I work with clients from a humanistic and integrative stance. I aim to provide a confidential and safe space in which to work collaboratively with individuals in order to support self-discovery and healing.
I have a profound interest in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy and other talking therapies in general. The reason is I enjoy meeting people and interacting through discussion in face to face or group settings; this gives me the opportunity to listen and understand their concerns within a safe and comfortable environment.
I am currently working towards my MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. My long-term aim is to specialise in Trauma, Bereavement, Survivors of Religious Cults and Human Trafficking. I am also interested in working with the Deaf Community, who have generally struggled to get access to Counselling and other forms of psychological support because of the limited number of counsellors who use British Sign Language. I have done my qualifications in British Sign Language Level 2 and Deaf History/ Culture. I intend to develop my skills in this area in order to support this client group.
I have volunteered for ChildLine East Midlands, Cruse Bereavement Care, Marie Curie and Nottinghamshire Deaf Society. In addition, I have worked in a hostel with teenagers who were homeless and had been subjected to physical and sexual abuse; they were also dealing with issues such as substance misuse and self-harming behaviours. Furthermore, I have devoted my time to the Divert Trust which was a project aimed at supporting children that had been earmarked for exclusion from school.