Counselling Experience to Support You.

Zoe Connor

Professional Bodies I am a member of professional bodies for counselling and educational areas. CPsychol, AFBPsS, MNCPS (accred), CYPT, MBACP, SFHEA. 
Qualifications I have a MA/PGDip/PgCert Counselling, and a Supervisory qualification (counselling) in integrative and person centred counselling and a Bsc Hons Psychology, plus a PGCE with SEN qualifications which can be applied to the counselling journey. 
Counsellor/Psychotherapist. 20 years’ experience supporting children, young people and adults therapeutically, educationally, and psychologically. Experience in varied roles in residential care, outreach work with families, and counselling for a variety of organisations. 
Counselling Supervisor    Supervision experience for varied organisations and with person centred and integrative counsellors.   
Senior Lecturer in Psychology with Counselling. I teach Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and have experience teaching and training across universities and in FE. 
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Personal Development and Self Awareness

Personal development is essential and on-going. I have life experiences in a range of areas which can enable empathy to be offered. 

Equally, Holistic Health and Wellbeing is a key area of interest, too, when seeking balance in life. 

Experience

I have experience working with various client groups- experiencing anxiety or varied emotions. Counselling stress, relational experiences, bereavement and loss, transitions and changes, gender dysphoria, Identity, sexuality, bullying, neurodivergency diagnoses, student pressures, eating issues, perfectionism and OCD are some of the experiences with clients that have been conducted. 

Writing and Contributions to Practice

-Jones, C. and Nangah, Z. (2021). Widening Participation, student engagement, alienation, trauma and trust.https://srheblog.com/2021/04/01/widening-participation-student-engagement-alienation-trauma-and-trust/ · Jan 4, 2021
Jones, C. and Nangah, Z. (2020)– Trauma as a Barrier to Student Engagement and connection with Alienation Theory, the Psychosocial self-concept and academic trust. Enrolled on a SRHE writing event in May 2020 to finalise revisions on articles. 
-Nangah, Z. and Randall, S. (2018) Counsellors could use their counselling skills and knowledge of theories to “indirectly” support volunteers and practitioners working with children and young people. BACP Children, Young People and Families (June 2018). https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/bacp-children-young-people-and-families-journal/june-2018/ 
-Nangah, Z. and Mills, G. (2015) Re-thinking children’s well-being and inclusion in practice. In Brodie, K. and Savage, K. (2015) Inclusion and Early Years Practice. Oxon. Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781317701507  https://www.firstdiscoverers.co.uk/promoting-child-wellbeing/ cited online  
-Nangah, Z. in Healey, M. (2013) Research Based Curricula in College-Based Higher Education. The Higher Education Academy. (A Case Study regarding the research conducted on a Foundation Degree was published within this publication).  
-Nangah, Z. (2010) Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and considering research approaches aligning with specific subject areas. Stockport College University Centre, Staff Research Journal   
-Nangah, Z. (2009) An exploration of Higher Education Students’ Lived emotional Experiences and the perceived adequacy of emotional support services. Summary of research findings. Stockport College University Centre, Staff Research Journal p36-41.  

 

 

I have engaged in various CPD and training. CBT-E eating disorders, neurodivergency, Including Diverse cultures, Suicide awareness, Focuing the Inner critic, LGBTQ,  Depression, Loss and endings, Creative Therapy, Mindfulness and many more. CPD is on-going. 

Supervision, personal development and counselling.

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