Integrative Counsellor and Group Facilitator
My career has encompassed diverse experiences of working with children, young people and adults with varying degrees of educational, behavioural, psychological and emotional problems and disabilities. I work successfully with a range of people in a variety of different situations, and am clear and realistic about boundaries and targets when working with young people whilst sympathetic to their needs and expectations.
I have worked in a wide range of settings, residential and day provision, public and private sector, children, young people and adults. This breadth of experience has led me to deepen my knowledge and understanding of people in different settings.
I have worked with with people in different contexts and circumstances where they have been facing personal difficulties, or have been perceived to be struggling in educational and social systems.
Some of the areas that I have worked in include:
Counselling young people in a Young Offenders Institution.
Counselling for an charity working with survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
Counselling vulnerable young people for a housing project.
Personal Adviser, providing information, advice and guidance for young people in Special Education.
Counselling and consultancy in a school for pupils with a range of difficulties (principally Asperger’s, Tourette’s, ADHD/ADD).
Manager of a Steiner Home for Younger Adults with Learning Disabilities
Trainer and consultant for Studio III (working with people and organizations who have or work with challenging behaviour).
Senior Management Team Special school for pupils (Asperger's Syndrome).
Head of Care in an Independent Residential Special school (Emotional, Behavioural and Social difficulties).
Independence Training Unit for young people excluded from Children's Homes and Children’s’ Homes with Education, and for children of families in the process of breakdown.
Setting up and running an Intermediate Treatment programme.
Family Centre social worker with children from the ages of four to eleven