Training and qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
· HNC in Integrative Counselling
· Trauma and Crisis Intervention Module
Cosca N.C. in Counselling Skills and Theory
· Supervision Module
· Therapeutic and emotional support for
· Children's Counselling Training with
P2B (Place to be )
· NNEB with merit (Nursery Nurse) Kirkcaldy
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Working within the Post Natal Depression Project in Edinburgh since
2001. 3 Years experience as family therapist within post natal depression
project. I Have extensive experience as an Integrative Counsellor
working with clients suffering from depression. Enabling therapeutic
and emotional support within primary schools for the City of Edinburgh
Education Department. Also working with children who are survivors
of domestic abuse. running my own private practice counselling for
adults or children.
past experience of Co-facilitating of a self-help group on behalf
of Depression Alliance Scotland based in Edinburgh.
Areas of special Interest and Expertise
Specialising in Loss, Bereavement. Provision of relaxation techniques
and working with relationship issues. Working with abuse, sexual,
emotional and physical, depression and post natal depression, panic
and anxiety disorders. Also Play Therapy with children.
About my approach
As an Integrative Counsellor I draw from the three main approaches,
namely Person-Centred , Psychodynamic Cognitive Behavioural, adapting
my way of working depending on my client's needs.
Counselling is the uncovering of inner resources and strengths in
order to find a way forward. My philosophy being, unresolved conflict
that has been brought fully and safely into awareness can then be
worked with, enabling release, a gradual healing to take place, rather
than the perpetuation of personal suffering.
I place the Counsellor/Client relationship as central to the healing
process. We all have the potential for change, but for many clients
this may prove impossible to bring to realisation without the support
of a trusted supportive companion. Therefore the creating of a nurturing,
safe environment , a relationship based on mutual respect, empathy,
honesty, trust and understanding I see as crucial in providing the
necessary conditions wherein change can begin. From this secure base
my clients are enabled to explore unresolved conflicts, painful aspects
of their life both past and present.
Psychological pain may be rooted in childhood. From an early age life
often exposes us to stressful traumatic and painful situations, In
order to survive we learn certain ways of being, coping, each of us
forming as a result of our own experiences our own perception of self,
others, the world. In adulthood our early ways of being, relating
to others, may no longer serve their original purpose.
Therapy involves enabling exploration and my offering of encouragement
to bring awareness to the present ways the client engages with significant
others, the expectations of self/others, what unconscious biases may
perhaps be carried from one relationship to another. Within this process
the counselling relationship is key in providing insight , so beginning
the process of self challenge the enabling of clients to see from
new and fresh perspectives. Within therapy I offer my clients the
opportunity to re-examine core beliefs which in the past may have
served well but in the present perpetuate inner pain and low self-esteem.
Roslin Brown MBACP