Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My experience as a therapist is wonderfully varied, working with clients in areas of their life where they would like to gain a greater understanding of who they are and how they might like to use this understanding to make changes. My work with clients largely explores areas around anxiety, self-esteem, confidence, relationships, issues around domestic and sexual abuse, loss and bereavement.
Research, training and writing.
As a qualified trainer and experienced speaker and visiting tutor, I specialise in designing and delivering training and workshops around the impact, risks, complexity and extent of Domestic Violence. I also develop and deliver training and workshops on Self-Care for professionals who are working with clients in stressful and traumatic settings and would benefit from developing their own self care strategies.
My MSc research project, ‘Looking Through a Lens of Terribleness,’ specifically explored the experiences of professionals working with clients who are living with or have lived with domestic abuse and trauma. The study highlighted many valuable ways that we can increase support for practitioners, and this has encouraged me to explore Self-Care, the concept of proactively taking steps to look after ourselves in an attempt to reduce the potential impact of stress, burn out, secondary trauma and fatigue.
I also thoroughly enjoy writing articles and being a contributor for online magazine, ‘The Counsellors Cafe’ whose vision is to create a place for the Counselling and Mental Health Community to come together, you can visit their website here www.thecousnellorscafe.co.uk.
Please get in touch via email or twitter for training, research or writing enquiries.
Sass Boucher PgDip BA (Hons) MBACP