About me the professional stuff

WORK HISTORY

Ø  Child and Adolescent Counsellor at DOR Therapy Ltd based in Brent Dec 2014 – Current

Children and young people referred by Social Services for time-limited solution-focused therapy.

Ø  Part time Coordinator Carefree Kids – Leytonstone, London            Oct 2011 to  July 2014

Assessing children referred, managing allocations, service user relations, client relations, supporting therapeutic volunteers and supervisors, managing workloads, record keeping, updating policies and procedures according to new legislation, fundraising, Keeping Trustees and service users up to date with changes etc.

Ø  Supervisor/Trainer Carefree kids – Leytonstone, London                 Sept 2007 to July 2014

Ensure safe and ethical practice is maintained within organisation, support and train new volunteers in therapeutic play work, monitor volunteer’s work on a weekly basis, support volunteers when needed, keep up-to-date records of work each week.

Ø  Volunteer Child Counsellor Place2Be - Islington, London                  Sept 2009 to Jan 2012

Work therapeutically with children in 1 hour sessions. Keep accurate records of sessions and report back to Supervisor each day.

Ø  Trustee Carefree Kids - Leytonstone, London                                   Oct 2008 to July 2011

I took responsibility for directing the affairs of the charity and ensuring that it delivers its charitable objectives.

Ø  Volunteer Counsellor Carefree Kids - London, London                      Apr 2004 to July 2014

I offered therapeutic play sessions to children and young people in schools referred by the school or Social Services to help them work through a variety of emotional difficulties.  I have also worked with parents: supporting them to build better relationships with their children.

EDUCATION

Certificate in Parent-Child Relationship Skills: The Institute of Arts and Therapy in Education – Islington, London, United Kingdom - 2015

Post Graduate Diploma , Counselling Children in Schools: Place2Be/University of East London - Islington, London, United Kingdom        - 2012                        

Level 3, Counselling Skills for working with Children:  Place2Be - Islington, London, United Kingdom - 2009

Level 3, Interpersonal Skills for working with Volunteers: Lampeter University - Lampeter, Wales - 2009

Grade 7 with merit, Communication Skills: Trinity College - London, London, United Kingdom - 2009

Level 4, Studies in Integrative Counselling Theory: Waltham Forest College - Walthamstow, London, United kingdom - 2006