Mrs Joanne Cushion
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS15-02536
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Therapeutic play practitioner and supervisor. I provide a safe, supportive and confidential space in allowing clients to look at situations they are facing in a non-judgemental way. I also offer low intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Focused Oriented Psychotherapy.
I am also a Therapeutic Play Practitioner offering a non-verbal creative form of expression, specialising in symbolic sand tray work and life story work.
I have experience of working with adults, children and adolescents. My interest lies in therapeutic play and this can be used with all ages of clients.
I am enhanced DBS checked and have extensive knowledge in child protection and offer safeguarding supervision.
I have worked with children in Primary Schools and High Schools covering a range of issues. This work was either carried out through therapeutic play or other interventions depending on the client.
I am also trained to offer Lego® -based therapy to children; children with Autism, supporting families building social communication. I have training in family therapy and have embedded evidence into practice to support families.
I have a certificate in Supervision and offer clinical supervision, but also supervision to colleagues within the helping professions. My interest within this area is safeguarding supervision for colleagues or helping professions who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma Person-Centred Counselling approach - 2009/2011.
Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - 2013.
Post Graduate Certificate in Focused Oriented Psychotherapy – Accredited. Two year part time Degree programme (Masters Level) July 2014.
Certificate in Creative Therapy (Children/Adolescents/Adults) - 2015. Diploma in Creative Therapies (Children/Adolescents/Adults) - 2016.
Lego®-Based Therapy training - 2016.
Certificate in Supervision (specialising in safeguarding supervision for children, young people and vulnerable adults) - 2017.
Introduction to Family Therapy - 2019.
Intermediate course in Family Therapy - ongoing.
Working with Parents - 2013.
Safeguarding Supervision Training - 2014.
Safeguarding in Education: Designated Safeguarding Lead Training - 2016.
Steps Individual Training (safe use of physical intervention) - 2016.
Solihull Approach trained - 2016.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken