About me – Experience & Qualifications

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“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

– Carl Jung

 

mariongrathamMy Experience and Qualifications

I am an experienced relationship counsellor with almost 20 years of experience. I originally trained as a couple counsellor for Relate where I worked for 14  years. I worked with couples and individuals on their relationship difficulties and also counselled young people and families.

After gaining a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and setting up my private clinical practice in 2007, I have more recently trained as a Relational Integrative Psychotherapist under the tuition of Richard Erskine with the International Integrative Psychotherapy Association (IIPA).

Alongside my private practice, I have worked in a number of GP settings seeing patients for counselling. I have experience of EAP work (Employee Assistance Programme) and have also worked at Peterborough Prison counselling female prisoners.

I have experience working with:

  • Relationships issues:

– Communication difficulties – not talking, frequent rowing or anything in-between
– Affairs
– The impact of divorce on the individual and on the family
– Parenting
– Domestic violence and abuse
– The impact of sex addiction on relationship
– Working with young people who have been impacted by parental conflict, separation or divorce.

  • Anger management
  • Low self esteem and lack of self confidence
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Loneliness
  • Suicide

– Feeling suicidal and also with those who have been left behind following a suicide.

  • Mental health issues:

– Anxiety, depression, obsessing, personality disorders

• Self harm
• Adult survivors of sexual abuse:

– the impact on relationships with self and others

• Alcohol, drug abuse and gambling
• Sex and sexuality

I have also had level 3 training in Safeguarding, working with vulnerable people, equality and diversity. I currently hold an enhanced DBS certificate. (Disclosure and Barring Service – previously known as CRB)

 

Qualifications

Ongoing – Continuous professional development  – The UKCP requirement is for 50 hours a year. I easily exceed that level as I believe in the importance of learning, growing and developing both professionally and personally.

2012 – Advanced Diploma in Relational Integrative Psychotherapy (Manchester Institute Psychotherapy) IIPA – 4 year Training

2009 – Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Doncaster College) Hull University – 1yr

2007 – Bachelor of Science with Honours in Integrative Counselling (Matrix college) Middlesex University – Required 250 supervised hours

2006 – Certificate Systemic Practice (Relate)

2002 – Certificate Couple Counselling (Relate) – Required 400 supervised hours

1996 – Started Counsellor training.

1984 – HV Cert

1981 – SCM

1979 – RGN

 

I am bound by the UKCP and BACP ethical codes of practice which can be found on their websites.

UKCP  BACP   IPA

 

BUPA Registered

All enquires are welcome so please feel free to contact me.