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Carla Shears

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I volunteered with Cruse Bereavement Care for 7 years, starting as a bereavement volunteer then on to supervisor, working with CYP, doing assessments and all admin, and in the later years, I became a trainer for new volunteers and supervisors to the South’s branches. From this experience, I would like to think my expertise is in the vast area of bereavement, loss (all), and grief. 

 

Following completion of a placement position and qualifying as a counsellor I was asked to continue as lead counsellor to 6 trainee counsellors within a GP practice for two years, where I gained not only supervisory experience but a vast client subject range covering anxiety, depression, relationship issues, alcohol abuse, coercive control and more.

 

I have also worked within the educational sector as a Teaching Assistant and have many years experience working as a Librarian

 

My area of expertise is loss. This includes bereavement, grief work, and endings. Ending of a relationship or a significant chapter in our life.

Qualifications & Professional Courses

L5 Cogntive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

L4 Theraputic Counselling

L3 Counselling Studies

L2 Counselling Skills

Cruse Bereavement Care - Complicated Grief

Cruse Bereavement Care - Awareness of Bereavement Care

Dip. in Supervision (NCS)

Cruse Bereavement Care- Supervision Training

Complex Grief in Children & Young People

Infant Loss Training

Self-harm & Self-care

Domestic Abuse & Coercive Control

Dynamics of Power & Control - Neuroscience, Trauma Bonds

My Counselling Experience

Private Practice – Young Person & Adult Counsellor specilising in Bereavement at www.redcounselling.co.uk

NHS Frontline 19 e – Psychological support to frontline staff working with COVID-19

Cruse Bereavement Care e – Team Lead & Supervisor, Children, Young Person & Adult Counsellor

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