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About Rachel

Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked for several years as a Samaritans volunteer, listening and talking to people in crisis and distress.

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This invaluable opportunity motivated me to train at The Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London Bridge, where, after three years I gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling.

 

I am passionate about working with young people and I have gained experience as a Youth Mentoring Volunteer at local Secondary Schools, Counsellor to young people aged 11 to 25 at the Croydon Drop In Centre and recently a youth counsellor for various Teens and Toddlers programmes - 18 week projects for young people at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training - or having children at an early age)

 

The young people I worked with faced many diverse and challenging problems and it was a privilege to have been given the opportunity to be able to support them through their very difficult life experiences.

 

To further my education, I am currently undertaking training at
The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), enabling young people to speak about feelings using the Arts.

 

In addition:

  • I regularly engage in other training courses and developmental activities as part of my Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPPD).
 
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