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Maureen Gordon

Type of therapist: Counselling

Location: Kent

Skills

Anger management Bereavement Grief and Loss Anxiety Self-esteem Personal Development Attachment issues Adoption and Fostering Developmental Trauma Parent/Carer Support Parent/Child relationships Counselling using pictures / drawings / memory books Bullying Mental Health issues

Qualifications

  • Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision ( 2012)
  • Masters in Education (M.E.D) Therapeutic Counselling route (2010)
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Counselling, (2006)
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Theology (2005)
  • Diploma in Social Work (C.Q.S.W) (1990)
  • H.N.D in Business Studies (1983)
  • BTEC National Diplomas in Business (1981)

CV

  • January 2016- Current Therapeutic counsellor through own company the Hope Tree Counselling & Consultancy Service CIC.
  • Providing therapeutic counselling support in primary and secondary school and direct referrals from the community in Ashford Kent.
  • Supporting LAC, and children with SEN and support to families.
  • Providing consultancy with school staff and liaising with social services and other professionals involved with the children and their families.
  • Running Activity day sessions for Parents and their children with the help of volunteers. Conducting parenting seminars and training.
  • Cranmer Primary School Merton
  • February 2015- December 2015 Parent support Manager
  • Advice and consultation for parents, providing one to one support for students, CP lead adviser with the headteacher, organising workshops for parents.
  • August 2013 – April 2014 2 part time roles
  • Therapeutic Practitioner for Action For Children in Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Supporting children and young people who have suffered from sexual abuse referred through Kent Social Services
  • Therapeutic intervention 12 weeks one-one support for 4-18 year olds
  • Initial assessment and review of work with parents
  • Weekly assessment notes and update of files
  • Consultation and meetings with professionals, which included school staff and social services
  • Feb-March 2014 Kent Social Services- Sittingbourne
  • Keep Safe work- interviewing family members and writing report regarding safety of children in the household. School Project Manager -
  • Charity Place2be Mark Hall Academy Harlow Essex
  • Supervising 4 volunteer counsellors
  • Offering training to pastoral staff on specific issues for student wellbeing.
  • Offering brief counselling to students from year 7-9
  • Working with the school leadership and heads of years on embedding the project in the school
  • Writing reports and using various evaluation tools to look at service delivery.
  • Oct 2007- July 2013 School Counsellor – United Learning Schools Paddington Academy London W9
  • School Counsellor providing one to one counselling support from 11-18 year olds.
  • Group work sessions, on anger management/ stress management/bereavement
  • Peer co-ordinator training older students to provide a mentoring role for younger students in the school.
  • Consultation and counselling role for staff.
  • Meeting with parents and joint work with outside agencies social services & CAMHs/ attendance of TAC meetings
  • Attendance at weekly panel meetings which discusses the learning, social and emotional needs of students and deciding on the appropriate intervention that fits their needs.

Interesting / fun facts

  • Love travelling
  • I lived in S. E Asia for a few years
  • I worked as a security Guard at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996
  • I have self published 6 Children's books to date.

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