Experience

Sue

Sue has many years of experience of working in the community with various groups, one to one support, personal development and creating, developing and delivering training workshops.  She can offer a safe, supportive space for people to explore issues in a creative and innovative way be it in a group context, one to one or training workshops.  She has studied and taken part in Psychodrama and Sociodrama training for over 7 years, and she is an experienced community educator with a Degree in Community Education; working with children, young people, adults and families.  Sue has ran many groups over the years including personal development, mental health awareness, discussion, exploration workshops and much more……..

Recently Sue has developed bespoke training workshops for Peer Support Volunteers in Forth Valley – Listening Skills, Exploring Boundaries, Person Centred Approach, Assertive, Group Dynamics, Managing Difficult Behaviour as well as developing a Mental Health Training Package for a Community Health Project.

Sue has also completed her Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Life Coaching.

Sue has undertaken training in the following:

  • The Person Centred Approach
  • Brain Gym
  • Adult Numeracy and Literacy
  • Emergency First Aid
  • The Autistic Spectrum
  • Children and Families affected by problem drug and alcohol misuse
  • Drama Therapy
  • CALM training
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid Training for Trainers
  • Playback Theatre
  • Mentally Healthy Workplace
  • Cognitive Analytical Therapy
  • Child Abuse in Adulthood
  • Mental Health Act Levels 1,2,4
  • Psychodramatic Bodyworks
  • Child Protection
  • Adult Support and Protection
  • Dealing with Difficult Behaviour
  • TA101
  • Gestalt approach
  • Raising Children with Confidence Training for Trainers
  • Respectme – Bullying is Never Acceptable Training for Trainers
  • BA in Community Education
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • 7 years training in Psychotherapy in Psychodrama/Sociodrama

Sue is a member of the British Psychodrama Association (BAP) and the International Association of Neurolinguistic Programming and Coaching (IANLPC).  Sue will continue to keep her current  training up to date with current legislation and information.

Ross

Ross offers counselling and psychotherapy to individuals on a discreet and confiential basis.  Ross is a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist  working in Edinburgh and East Lothian.  He  holds a  Masters of Science Degree (MSc) and a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (Dip Couns) and he is also a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).

Ross has been a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for many years and can offer a safe and supportive space for individuals.  Ross explains that Counselling is confidential and can cover anything at all that you would like to discuss.

Ross is happy to work with any issue, problem or dilema that you have, but he has listed below some of the issues that he has worked with:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Bereavment
  • Substance mis-use
  • Phobias
  • OCD
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Terminal Illness

Ross believes that it is important to work with the person rather  than focus on any particular issue or emotional disturbance that they may be currently experiencing and he would seek to work with the person to help them find their own unique way of working through this rather than simply trying to find a solution to a particular problem

Ross believes that this approach can prove to be the most rewarding for the individual and can help to bring about long lasting and permanent change through the process of self discovery which is possible within a truly safe and unthreatening therapeutic relationship.

Brian

Brian is a fully qualified trainer in Scotlands Mental Health First Aid and the Choose Life Suicide Prevention courses – Applied Intervention Skills (ASIST) and safeTALK.  He has been involved in organising and delivering these courses over the last 8 years within the Lothians  He works part time with a mental health charity supporting people with mental health issues,  providing information and support on suicide prevention.  He has appeared on local and national media in support of National Suicide Prevention week and is passionate about helping people in so much pain that they consider ending their own life.  He is adamant that talking about any problem will help, and in the case of suicide, can actually save lives. He has developed training courses dealing with suicide prevention over the telephone, and for helping people who constantly battle with suicidal thoughts.  He has also assisted areas of East Lothian Council develop policies and procedures for front line staff to help them deal with people in distress.  As someone who is in recovery from depression and anxiety issues, his lived experience is invaluable.  He bring his knowledge to the training, and his open, honest talk enhances the quality of each course. Brian is also a creative artist.  He had led groups on art and is an advocate of the creative arts and how they can help mental health.

Brian will deliver both the safeTALK and ASIST training, along with Scottish Mental Health First Aid.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us via this website or on 07772 061833.