About R N Associates
I am a practising certified counsellor. I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, which then followed into a Masters in Neuro Linguistic in Programming. I am an Independent Relate Trained Couple Counsellor.
I consider my communication skills to be my core key strength. I recognise the importance of listening skills, non-judgemental attitudes, two-way interactions, in addition to developing a good rapport.
I also provided Video calling on either Skype or Mootu for therapy. On completing the therapy I made reports on the progress of the sessions for the firm, which were then provided for the Court proceedings.
I also have experience in interpreting in the counselling sessions as an Interpreter where the process has flowed in a triangle setting rather than the client and counsellor relationship. The Interpreting in the Counselling area is very different from the usual setting, i.e. to remember in big chunks as the client’s expresses emotions and feelings, and to relay all the expression and emotions to the counsellor without missing or forgetting any part (mimic). I feel I am able to do this part of Interpreting as first part of my qualifications and experience is in the counselling field and I am aware of the process and knowledge of the terminology. I have also assisted the psychologist’s in providing assessments for families in which the court proceedings have taken place.
My training, work experience and any achievement
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Mental Health and Couple Counselling
Supporting Parents whose Young People have mental health issues
Working with Object Relations Therapy Theory
Young people’s counselling
Domestic violence/Bridging to Safety
Mental Health Awareness
Loss of desire,
DPSI In Interpreting
Cruse Bereavement counselling
Addiction / Substance misuse
My experience of counselling continued further by undertaking qualifications in Therapeutic Counselling, Psychodynamics, Object Relations, Attachment Theory, Systemic Counselling, CBT Counselling, Integrative Counselling, Bereavement Counselling and Neuro Linguistic Programming & School Counselling.
I began counselling sessions at Maundy Grange, an organization dealing with people on the margins of society.
My work with Maundy Grange was on a Voluntary basis.
I thereafter completed the European Diploma in Counselling which led to a voluntary position with Relate, the ‘Relationship counselling organization’.
The subjects covered included breakdown of relationships, separation, domestic abuse/violence, ensuring solidity after a relationship. Matters related to sexual needs of couples, including health problems i.e. disability in either partner.
My counselling work included assessing accident victims and writing reports on their mental state and how the accident affected the victim. The reports would subsequently be used for legal purposes. I also wrote brief intervention reports for immigration cases.
I hold membership with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I am also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I currently have an enhanced CRB certificate and hold the necessary professional insurance. I am committed to on-going professional development and adhering to the code of ethics as laid out by the BACP.
As my experience of counselling increased I continued to further my studies in counselling by undertaking qualifications in Therapeutic Counselling, Psychodynamic, Object Relations, Attachment, Systemic Counselling, CBT Counselling, Integrative Counselling, Bereavement Counselling and Neuro Linguistic Programming & School Counselling.
As a freelancer I have also worked for Co-Operative Stress as a Counsellor year for 3 years until the firm closed down. The agency provided Counselling for individuals that were having problems in continuing employment