What we can bring to your school

 

We have both worked with children, young people and families for over 20 years, in various settings and in various roles.  Between us we have worked as counsellors, supervisors and counselling project managers in 19 schools.  Although supervision is different from counselling, there are some useful overlaps, such as having good listening skills and being able to help make sense of things.

 

We are experienced in working with a wide range of presenting issues and challenges, both working with individuals and also in the wider context of organisational systems.


We have both also worked as counselling trainers and lecturers at degree level and are experienced at facilitating groups.

We are external to your school, and therefore not involved in other professional relationships with school staff, helping to bring clarity and perspective.

We are both fully insured to work with school staff and have completed advanced safeguarding training. 

 

We both have enhanced DBS certificates (copies available on request).

Rachel Allen

Rachel has extensive knowledge of how attachment difficulties can impact children’s interactions with others, affecting their relationships and their learning in school.  She has substantial experience of working with the impact of drug and alcohol issues, learning difficulties and domestic abuse.  She has also trained in Systemic Family Therapy and worked a family counsellor.

 

Qualifications

PG Diploma in Consultative Supervision (University of South Wales)

PG Diploma in Counselling CYP (University of South Wales)

Prof Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (City of Bristol College)

Clare Jones

Clare has additional specialist training and extensive experience in working with trauma and abuse and the impact of these experiences on childhood development and in later life. She also has substantial experience in working with bereavement and loss.

 

Qualifications

Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relational Supervision

FdSC in Counselling (Bristol University) 

Diploma in Early Years Montessori Teaching.

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