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My Background

I began my journey into mental health by volunteering for a local NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service where I co-facilitated courses on anxiety and low mood, teaching cognitive-behavioural techniques and psycho-education to groups of adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. I enjoyed this role very much and therefore decided to embark upon completing formal counselling training with a view to applying for job roles within NHS mental health services.

Initially I just wanted to learn the basic skills I needed to be better able to listen to others and that provided a stepping stone to getting the job that I really wanted. Despite this, my first ever counselling skills course meant so much more to me than simply ticking a box, it was an eye-opener to how powerful listening and attending to another human being can be. I realised that I wanted to understand more than the basics and went on to complete the full Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling that has enabled me to work as a professional counsellor.

Upon completion of my counselling diploma I decided that I wanted to undertake further study in the area of psychology - what I wanted was to better understand the research base and theory that underpinned my therapeutic practice. I am glad that I did this as I frequently draw upon my education in psychology during my work with clients. As well as enhancing my therapeutic practice, in the future, I hope to use my psychology degree to conduct research into effective, evidence-based treatments for a variety of psychological difficulties. I am particularly interested in researching the active role that clients play in their own therapy and how this impacts therapeutic outcomes.

I continue to enjoy learning about counselling, psychotherapy and psychology and I am always striving to deepen my understanding, develop my skills and broaden my knowledge - I see this as an important part of my job as a counsellor.

This has been a brief overview of my journey into counselling but if you require any further information you are welcome to contact me.

Yasmin Frampton sat in a window reading a book

Qualifications & Training

Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Primary Certificate in Single-Session Therapy

MSc Psychology

BA (Hons) Music

Professional Memberships

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Member of the Society for Existential Analysis

Further Information

I am fully insured with cover for professional indemnity and public liability.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate which is registered with the DBS update service.

I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office - my registration number is ZA841449.

Colorful Leaves

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change."


- Carl Rogers -

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