My background as a relationship counsellor
I trained to be a qualified Relationship Counsellor with Relate after a career in various organisations in Learning & Development, effectively as a coach and mentor to others. In my career, in both private sector organisations and different charities, I helped and supported numerous individuals identify the changes and improvements they most wanted to realise. This enabled them to take the necessary actions to make positive changes, seeing their pride in making those changes was my reward.
However, increasingly I met people who wanted and needed relationship counselling and disappointingly I was not professionally qualified to help – my desire to help people like this inspired me to become a trained relationship counsellor. I spent a number of years working and learning with Relate, and completed over 200 hours of practical client work just as part of my professional development and training.
Having now experienced numerous clients over several years, I have been rewarded by meeting them as they have courageously asked for help , then helping them identify the reason/s for their situation and issues & supporting them taking the necessary steps to create a more positive relationship. So many of my clients have been prepared to admit that by keeping doing the same thing does not lead to a different result – they are keen to make a change to see a change!
I engage regularly in professional supervision to reflect on my approach and review how I can further develop as a relationship counsellor.
BACP ( British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) believes that counselling changes lives and are committed to developing the highest standards of proficient and ethical practice. As a Registered BACP member I fully support this approach, committed to the safe and ethical delivery of counselling and psychotherapy services, and complying with the BACP Ethical Framework http://www.bacp.co.uk
See my BACP Registered Profile and also my registration with the Counselling Directory.