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My name is Brenda Ross, I have lived in the Udny area for the past twelve years. I enjoy walking my dogs, swimming and reading. I also take time out for myself such as relaxation therapies for example massage and Reiki mediation.
I regard myself as a reflective empathetic, genuine and person with sound grounded skills in addition to helping others. I help individuals work towards their ideal goals allowing them to adapt a better and more fulfilling understanding of themselves.
In addition to my present experience I am very interested in relationship counselling and I am currently in the process of training in Couple Counselling.
After having obtained my COSCA Certificate I followed on to do the Person Centred Post Graduate Diploma. Whilst I have been working in various agencies gaining more experience this has been ongoing for the past three years.
My training and support work along with my current counselling practice has covered the past 10 years of my life, which has been hugely inspiring.
Previous to my experience as a qualified Counsellor I worked in the public sector as a hairstylist and met with a huge amount of varied people with differing personalities. I regard myself as a people person with a natural intuitive personality and an empathetic understanding towards people. My fascination began to develop and I wanted to learn and understand more about human beings, as all people are very unique individually.
I am completely compassionate about my work with individuals and always work with good ethics and boundaries at all times.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training in rape and support nine years ago, where I supported women suffering severe trauma in relation to past experiences.
I have also worked as a support worker in Crown Street Alcohol Centre, and then moved on to alcohol support. This experience was very beneficial due to having started my counselling skills courses.
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
- SVQ in Counselling Skills
- COSCA Counselling Skill Modules 1-4
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- Training in Alcohol
- Specialist Training in Rape and Trauma
- Short courses in Domestic Abuse and Eating Disorders
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session.
I am open to negotiation.