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19th May 2019 
Qualifications. lynda3

Training, Qualification and Experience

I started my working life as a paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London. I then worked with people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles. In both these areas I worked with and supported people experiencing illness and disability and those who care for them. I have worked with people suffering mental health problems such as depression and bi polar disorder. As a counsellor I worked for a charity that supports carers. Since 2010 I have also had my own private practice.

Alongside this work I have been involved in personal development work with individuals and groups and team building workshops using the MBTI (Myers Briggs Personality Indicator) and the principles of Non Violent Communication (NVC). I have also run art and spirituality workshops with a focus on the Soul's journey.

My Qualifications and training includes:
Diploma in Integrative and transpersonal Counselling (2010) and Psychotherapy (2017) with a soulful perspective (BACP and UKCP accredited training organisation)
Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy skills (2004)
Myers Briggs Personality Indicator (MBTI) registered user (2004)
Reiki 2003
BA Social Policy and Administration - University of Nottingham
Registered Paediatric and Adult Nursing (RSCN/RGN) Great Ormond Street Hospital For Sick Children 1986

I am committed to continuing my own professional development and training as a counsellor and make sure I have regular professional supervision.

Other approaches that inform my work as a counsellor:
Somatic Experiencing - working with trauma through the body
Working with subtle energy
The Feldenkrais method - a form of body work that focuses on awareness through movement
The Rosen method - bodywork that addresses physical tension
Non Violent Communication (NVC)
Working with Dreams
Art Therapy