My journey to becoming a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist has been an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience. Initially having made the decision in my mid-twenties to train as a therapist, and without the sufficient qualifications to get a university place, I undertook an intensive one year course at my local college, studying Psychology, Social Work and Criminology. I left here with distinctions in my subjects and gained a place at The University of Salford.
I studied at Salford for three years for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling Studies. As part of my degree, I chose to undertake an ambitious qualitative project entitled 'Exploring the impact Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has on Romantic Relationships' This was an very insightful project, and one I immensely enjoyed.
After graduating with a first class degree, I started my post graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. In the following two years, I completed over a hundred client hours, working within several educational settings with young people and adults. Since qualifying I have established a private practice, where I see clients with a mixture of presenting problems.
'The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change'
Carl R Rogers