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Training Team

The training department has a diverse team of trainers, all of whom are active counselling practitioners. All have completed in-depth training and are members of accrediting professional bodies including the BACP and UKCP. Tutors deliver courses both theoretically and experientially, in line with the curriculum incorporating their own personal style and specialist areas of interest.

Training Team - Karen Carter

Karen leads the talented and experienced training team at the Foundation. She trained at the Foundation so has an understanding of the student experience. She enjoys supporting students through their individual training journey and has a background in providing professional training. Karen has been a Diploma Programme Tutor at the Foundation for the last four years. She also runs a local private practice where she sees adolescent and adult clients. Karen is an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Training Team - Rachel Golding

For the last ten years, Rachel (she/her) has worked in various roles at The Counselling Foundation, working in the IAPT service for the NHS and as a seminar tutor. Rachel now works as the Programme Tutor for the Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling. She is also the clinical lead and supervisor for another counselling agency in Hertfordshire and is a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Training Team - Karen Carter

Karen (she/her) trained at The Counselling Foundation and also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Working with Adolescents at WPF. She worked as a school counsellor and was part of the assessment team at the Foundation for a number of years. Now she works as a Diploma Programme Tutor and helps to manage the student led CPD Programme. She has a private practice working with adults and adolescents in St Albans and helps to run a small independent therapy practice in Bedfordshire. Karen is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Susie W

Susie completed her training at The Counselling Foundation and post qualifying remained within the organisation working as a counsellor, a member of the Assessment team and the CPD team helping to deliver events and webinars to counselling staff and trainees. Susie now works within The Counselling Foundation as the Diploma Programme Coordinator. Susie has a private practice offering Psychotherapy and EMDR to adults. She is an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of EMDR Association UK.

Louisa Grundy

Since completing her training Louisa (she/her) has worked within different organisations delivering AQP work and currently has a private practice seeing adolescents and adults alongside supervisees. Louisa has a background in Education and is passionate about training the next generation of Counsellors. Within The Counselling Foundation, Louisa now works as a Seminar Tutor and is the Programme Coordinator for the Advanced Diploma. She is a Senior Accredited member of the BACP.

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