Joint Course Leader, BA (Hons) Counselling
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Birgit is an experienced therapist, clinical supervisor and trainer. She has worked with adult clients from diverse contexts in a variety of settings, including the voluntary and charitable sector and private practice. She has also been a senior practitioner in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, counselling young people and working with the family system and schools. Birgit’s therapeutic practice is informed by an integrative framework, and she has a special interest in mental imagery and psycho-spiritual development and practice.
Birgit joined the counselling team at the University of Suffolk in 2016. She teaches primarily on the BA (Counselling) and is joint course leader.
Humanistic Counselling Theory and Practice
Psychospiritual Development and Practice
Integrative Counselling Skills (advanced skills)
Preparing for practice and facilitating practice reflection, e.g. online/phone based practice, counselling ethics and application, clinical supervision, issues of equality and diversity, risk assessment, working with self harm
Facilitating self awareness and reflective practice through Process Groups
Birgit is registered on the PhD programme at the University of Chester. She is researching therapists’ experiences and understanding of presence in the therapeutic relationship, using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)
AFHEA (Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority)
Reg MBACP (accredited)
Registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy