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Posted on 21st December 2021

Meet NHC College Counsellor, Clare Walker

Clare is a vital part of the NHC team and offers support for all learners. Get to know Clare and her role as College Counsellor…
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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—›๐—–?
My role at the NHC is to provide a counselling service to all learners should they need additional support whilst here with us. I can provide a package of support tailored to a learnerโ€™s needs in order for them to achieve their goals.
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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด?
I have worked with young people for almost 20 years in a variety of different roles, providing support. 5 years ago, I decided that I wanted to develop myself and my career and train as a counsellor. I qualified in 2019 and then went on to complete my degree. In order to qualify as a counsellor, you have to complete 100 clinical placement hours working for an agency. I challenged myself and set myself a goal of working for Open Minds in Doncaster, a renowned counselling service providing support to children, young people and adults. I started there in 2018 and still volunteer for them now.
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As part of my degree clinical hours, I worked for Evolving Minds which are based in Leeds. This provided me with a more diverse experience, as I was working with a variety of different ethnicities, cultures, and religions.
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Both services are generic services, so they offer support around a variety of different issues for example, bereavement, depression, anxiety, addictions, domestic abuse, stress, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation and self-harm, eating disorders, trauma and anger issues. So, I have gained a good sound level of experience in a variety of different areas.
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I initially qualified as a Person-Centred counsellor and then went on to develop myself as an Integrative Counsellor when completing my degree. This means that I can work with a variety of different theories such as CBT, Solution Focused Therapy and Family Systemic Therapy.
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I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully insured.
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๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—›๐—–?
I support learners to initially settle here at the NHC. On day 1 when they arrive, I am there and then see them again on days 2 and 3. This helps to form those relationships and support them to feel comfortable whilst here. I can offer them formal counselling if this is something that they feel would benefit them and I am that person who they can come to if they are having a bad day. For example, the ride wasnโ€™t a great one, or they are simply missing home life. I am also available for learners when they go out on placement too.
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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ?
Getting to know each and every learner that comes through the college. I enjoy listening to them when they are talking about their riding and yard work and seeing their progress on family and friendsโ€™ day and graduation. Spending time with them when they are on the yard. Itโ€™s good to see them working, and a lot know my horse skills are basic so they are keen to explain what they are doing and why. For me, this is key to building a relationship with them.
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