Hi there!

My name is Nicole, and I am a non-traditional student from Manchester studying a degree in psychology with counselling. I also work as a healthcare assistant on a personality disorders unit within a psychiatric hospital.

This is where I document things I’ve learned, experiences I’ve had, and topics I’m curious about throughout my journey from student to health psychologist including all of the messy bits in between.

My Qualifications

Level 2 Diploma Counselling skills and concepts

Level 2 Diploma Awareness of mental health problems

Level 2 APT accreditation in DBT

Level 1 APT Mindfulness practitioner

Various CPD certificates in emotional intelligence, mindfulness and self compassion

Currently, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling – Year 2/3

Personal details like patients names, locations etc have all been changed to keep autonomy and to comply with GDPR. However my reflection on all aspects of this journey have remained true and unchanged.