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Gina Garrity

FINAL YEAR TRAINEE THERAPIST:
WORKS WITH ADULTS, TEENS & CHILD

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About Me: 

My name is Gina, I am a counselling student in my professional year of study at Newcastle College. I am a passionate advocate for positive mental health and wellbeing, and I have worked full time in the mental health field for the past four years whilst completing my studies.


I started working as a case worker in a local mental health charity whereby I attended and helped to facilitate mental health groups and community projects structured around mental health and wellbeing as well as working closely as a case worker with clients facing difficulties and helping them to overcome these. I thoroughly enjoyed this work and it cemented for me why I want to be in the profession and be part of meaningful and lasting change in the lives of others. I believe strongly in the power of a good conversation and the difference it can make. I currently work as a counsellor for a global employee assistance programme alongside my academic studies and placement.

 

Specialist interest and/or experience:


Interested in working with adults, children and teens.

 

Clinical approaches: 


Client centred practice (also known as person-centred) with aspects of other moralities such as Gestalt, CBT etc used in an integrative way to meet the needs of each individual client.

 

Qualifications and Training:

DECEMBER 2020

AWARENESS OF SUBSTANCE MISUSE LEVEL 1, NEWCASTLE COLLEGE

COUNSELLING SKILLS LEVEL 2, NEWCASTLE COLLEGE

AWARD IN HELPING SKILLS LEVEL 2, NEWCASTLE COLLEGE

APRIL 2021
COUNSELLING DIPLOMA, NEWCASTLE COLLEGE

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES MENTAL HEALTH LEVEL 2, NEWCASTLE COLLEGE

 

SEPTEMBER 2022
FDSc COUNSELLING AND THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION (LEVEL 4)
 

SEPTEMBER 2023
FDSc COUNSELLING AND THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION (LEVEL 5)

 

What are you passionate about:

Mindfulness practice, reading, nature, travelling and food!

 

What are you passionate about:

Mental health advocacy, Supporting local community groups and charities and encouraging early intervention for children and young people due to the difference it can make. 

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