Stepping Stones
Counselling Centre

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Rachel Cruz

Counsellor, Family Therapist, Child Development & Behaviour Specialist
- Isleworth, West London -

Counselling, child care & development qualifications:

- Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB, London, 2006
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies and Theories, CPCAB, London, 2004
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, CPCAB, London, 2003
- Level 3 Certificate in Nursery Nursing, NNEB, Birmingham, 1987

Learning and professional development:

I have always had a keen interest in learning and professional development. These are some of the conferences, training courses and workshops that I have attended and completed in recent years:

- Group Therapy, CityLit, London, 2012
- ‘Child Safeguarding’, London, June 2010
- ‘Family Group Conferencing’, Hounslow Borough Council & Wandsworth Welcare, April 2010
- ‘Parental Substance Misuse’, HLSCB, London, January 2010

- “Health and Wellbeing Conference”, NEC, Birmingham, November 2009, 3 days
      Courses covered: Young Parents’ Needs; Diet and Behaviour links in Children; Motivating             
      Children; Sleep Disorders; Coping with Stress; Family Breakdown; Severe Emotional problems;
      ADHD Children; Anti-social Behaviour Problems; Promoting Emotional health in looked-after
       children;  Motivating Young Offenders; Asperger’s children and Conflict Resolution

- ‘Forced Marriage’ Course, Hounslow Education Centre, HLSCB, May 2009
- ‘Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme’, April 2009
- ‘Domestic Violence – The Impact on Children and Non-Abusing Parent’, HLSCB, London,
     February 2009
- ‘Child Protection Awareness Refresher Course’, HLSCB, February 2009

- ‘Parental Substance Misuse’, LSCB, January 2009
- ‘Setting up a Private Practice’, City Lit., London, July 2008
- ‘Time-Limited Counselling’, City Lit., London, May 2008
- ‘Safeguarding Children Abused Through Domestic Violence’, City Lit., London, March 2008
- ‘Managing stress’, West Thames College, London, January 2008
- ‘Coping with adult abuse’, West Middlesex Hospital, London, January 2008

- ‘Trauma – Keeping Cool in a Crisis’, BACP course, London, December 2007
- ‘Helping youngsters cope with divorce, loss and grief’, BACP workshop, London, November 2007
- ‘Creative Responses to Change’, Hotel Russell, London, November 2007
- ‘Client work in court’, BACP course, Windsor, October 2007

- ‘Working with parents in the Youth Justice System’, TSA (Trust for the Study of Adolescence)
     workshop, July 2007
- ‘E.S.C.A.P.E - Parenting Adolescents Programme: A problem-solving approach’, TSA course for
     facilitators, 2007
- ‘Children and grief’, City Lit College workshop, London, June 2006

- ‘Tools to help Young People Suffering from Anxiety and Depression’, West Thames College,
     Isleworth, May 2006
- ‘Counselling skills for social workers and post adoption’, West Thames College workshop,
     London, March 2006
- ‘Working with sexuality and difference’, West Thames College workshop, London, April 2005

- ‘Literacy support training teaching assistants’, Hounslow Literacy Centre, London,
     November 2004
- ‘Counselling survivors of childhood sexual abuse’, City Lit College course, June 2003
- ‘Coping with death and illness’, City Lit College workshop, London, June 2003
- ‘Child protection’, Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service workshop, London,  June 2004

- ‘Induction training for teaching assistants’, DES (Department for Education and Skills), Hounslow Adult Education Centre, London, May 2004

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).