New Opportunity…. Therapist at Sheffield Refugee Council
A blast from the past
A few months ago, I visited my local walk-in clinic and was seen by a nurse who was born and bred in Kosovo. It was a delight to chat to her about her home country, the places I had visited and the growth of Kosovo over the last decade. I came home and said to my husband that there were parts of me that missed living and working with different cultures, and working as a humanitarian worker. The values and passion to working as an aid worker hadn’t died, they are just buried inside me.
I have seen various developments and changes within counselling profession over the last 15 years. More courses are available, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) membership has vastly increased and more counsellors are becoming private practitioners. Counsellors and organisations have to market themselves and approach their counselling work with a business head. Online Continue reading →
Creating and writing a clinical will has been something I’ve always intended to write but never got round to doing it. Every week, I’m guilty of always transferring ‘writing my clinical will’ onto my weekly ‘to do’ list. However, a colleague, Roslyn Blyfield, Continue reading →
There is often discussion among counsellors on social media on whether online counselling can work. This discussion includes online counselling supervision. Often the question asked by my counselling peers is ‘how can clinical supervision work without the face to face contact?’ There are divided opinions in answering this question.
A couple of months ago, onlinevents(an online counselling CPD organisation) asked via twitter if counsellors could share their experience of supervision. I offered to share my experience of having my own supervision online. Here is my aticle…. Continue reading →
Self-awareness grows over a period of time and with exploration. My self-awareness has been shaped by my life experiences, through the help of counselling and through self-reflection. This has helped me to learn to understand myself, my reactions and understand my own values. In my early twenties I experienced a traumatic bereavement and I will demonstrate how this life experience shaped me as a counsellor. Continue reading →