What can I offer?
Please see my Instagram highlights for some available helplines. Please be reminded that I am not able to offer any form of counselling and/or professional support myself at this time. If you are interested in starting your own journey with counselling training feel free to message me using the contact button or form on the contact page and I will do my best to point you in the right direction.
AC.Aspiringcounsellor is a page designed to document my journey and experience in becoming a registered counsellor. This page will have weekly training session updates, inspirational quotes, methods, research and all things psychology and counselling. As well as being a safe place, if you are unsure where to look for support. I have listed some of the most common organisations on the 'Help' page. Just a friendly reminder that again, I am a helper currently and can not offer any form of counselling or professional support.
About the face behind the page:
I have 4 years of experience in the health and social sector, working as a care assistant and senior care assistant. Fun fact about me, I have two English bulldogs (1. Ernie who is 2.5 years old) and (2. Bert who is the baby of the family currently 5 months old). I have always had a passion for helping people from such a young age. I have developed a passion to help shape and change lives for the better.
Why did I choose counselling as a career?
As stated above it has always been my ambition to help individuals, since studying Psychology I have focused on mental health. While in school I attended CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) the impact this had on my self and confidence was life-changing and I am forever grateful for the support of my counsellor at the time. With mental health having a drastic stigma attached to it I believe that there is no better time than ever to make a change. If this is helping multiple or one individual to thrive then I will be satisfied.
My qualifications so far:
I have gained two Certificates in Higher Education from The Open University one of these being Adult Health and Social Care and the most recent one being Psychology. I have also achieved Level 2 and 3 Btec Certificates in Health and Social Care while at college. Along with workplace training some of the following: Medication training, first aid level 3, care certificate and much more.
Training and qualifications I plan to complete:
I plan to finish my CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and then go on to the Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills next July or October. Then I aim to complete the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma to become a registered counsellor with the BACP and possibly more training after this, depending what area I would like to go into.
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