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About Me - Yellow Rose Counselling

About Me

Zoe Connor

CPsychol, MNCS (accred), CYPT, MBACP, SFHEA. 

I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Senior Lecturer with experience supporting children, young people, adults, couples and families therapeutically, educationally and psychologically. 

I supervise experienced and trainee counsellors and have experience of supervisory involvement, and training delivery. 

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Qualifications and Acknowledgements

– Integrative Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision 
– MA Counselling (University of Manchester 2008) , PG Cert and PG Dip Counselling (University of Manchester 2006) , Level 2 and 3 Counselling.

– PGCE Primary and QTS (MMU). 

– Certificates in Special Educational Needs (MMU and various). 

– BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Bolton) 


Inspirational Teaching Award 2019 (Sheffield Hallam University) 
Inspirational Teaching Award 2020 (Sheffield Hallam University) 
Outstanding Student Support Award 2020 (Sheffield Hallam University).   

Accreditations or Affiliations

– CPsychol (British Psychological Society)
– MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
– SFHEA (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
-MNCS (National Counselling Society) and CYPT (Children and Young People). 


– Couples Counselling.

– Personality Development: A Psychoanalytic Approach

– Introduction to CBT
-Mental health First Aid
– Including Diverse Cultures
– ZSA Suicide awareness
– Prevent Training and Channel Course
– LGBTQ Inclusion
– Inclusiveness Leadership
– Safeguarding
– Data Protection
– Race Equality Training
– Focusing the Inner Critic
– GRIT training
– Practical Learning online
– Psychotherapeutic Work with Eating Disordered Clients
– Interventions for mental health in everyday practice
– Creative Therapy Skills
– Loss and Endings
– The impact of Abuse and Neglect
– Enhanced CBT-E
– Self Harm
– Cancer Awareness


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. (2018) Review of “Effective Supervision for Counsellors” by Reid, H. and Westergaard, J. (2013) Available at https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/effective-supervision-for-counsellors/book239086?id=20668#reviews Available for sage publications  

-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. (March 2018) Acknowledgement within the Journal of Developmental Psychology for reviewing (March 2018 journal and the article was reviewed in 2017).    

 -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  

-Sandra, S; Nangah, Z; Dobson, J. and Savage, K. (2009) Pedagogical Documentation : Reviewing Quality in the Process of Teaching and :Learning. Paper.  

-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.  

-Nangah, Z. (2008) Review of Early Childhood education : History, Philosophy, Experience written by Nutbrown, C, Clough, P and Selbie, P. (2008) Review published 2008 on The Higher Education Academy site : Subject Centre for Educate Escalate 


Involved in various presentations regarding counselling delivery, importance, approaches and associated in practice and educational contexts. 

-15th May 2019 Mental health Experiences Panel (Sheffield Hallam University).  

-18th January 2018 : Integrative Counselling Skills to support Practice. Social Science Conference at University Campus Oldham. Invited to provide a guest speaking session for students and practitioners on Social Sciences degrees  https://www.evensi.uk/integrative-counselling-approaches-support-practice-zoe-nangah-university-campus-oldham/238454041

 -August 2013 Employer Projects and review of possible Collaborations. Findings presented at University Centre, Stockport.  

-June (2010) Buxton conference. Research workshop delivery regarding IPA and how research approaches align with specific disciplines was delivered to the audience (approximately 100 attendees).   

-June 2009 Buxton Conference University Centre Stockport Staff (approximately 100 attendees). Sharing findings from MA research regarding An exploration of Higher Education Students’ Lived emotional Experiences and the perceived adequacy of emotional support services and the possible considerations for emotional support in tutorial systems and referrals to counselling services within the College.  

-October 2008 : Student Research Conference University of Manchester. Sharing research findings and project with Post-graduate and MA students. (40 attendees approximately) 

I have attended many training courses in varied areas eg anxiety, depression, inclusion, eating disorders, grief, anger, self esteem, attachment issues, bereavement and loss, identity, stress, obsessive compulsive disorders and emotional and psychological abuse histories. 

"No one has the right to judge you as nobody really knows what you have been through"