Experience as a counsellor
I have years experience as a counsellor – giving both long and short term counselling.
For 12 years I saw clients in the NHS and mental health settings (for the charity Mind and in several GP surgeries).
For 13 years I worked in a student counselling service.
I worked in social work settings, in the community, for 5 years.
For 7 years I worked with clients in prisons.
I worked therapeutically with perpetrators of sexual violence for 12 years. During this time I also wrote risk assessment reports for the criminal justice system.
I first started a private counselling practice in 1991.
I began supervising counsellors in 1994. More on my experience as a supervisor.
NB. Some of these ran concurrently.