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 psychologist including all of the messy bits in between.
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.