Katrina has a degree in Law & Computing and in 2013 qualified as a Facilities Manager with a background in education, business management as well as the legal and corporate sectors. Having a keen interest in counselling development and training Katrina took over the School as Course Director from March 2019 and is fully committed to maintaining the Course Programme BACP accreditation status to Gold Book Standards. She has extensive working knowledge of a wide range of legislation including equal opportunities, health & safety, risk management, complaints, human resources and General Data Protection Regulations. As Course Director Katrina assumes overall responsibility for the professional delivery of the course programme and as its Placement Co-ordinator overseas all students’ placement and supervision arrangements including monitoring their placement portfolios. She is not however involved in student selection and assessment outcome.
Nicky qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 1992 and achieved her individual BACP
Accreditation in 1996. She founded the LIFE-FORCE Centre in 1990 and established the Life-Force School of Counselling in 1995. After much development the Counselling Course Programme initially gained BACP accreditation in February 2005 and subsequently was the first to achieve course re-accreditation to Gold Book Standards in 2010 and then again in 2015.She currently provides professional managerial support and consultation to the Course Director.
Service Support Manager
Martin qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in 2000 and as a Supervisor in 2012. He writes and delivers a wide range of CPD training courses for counsellors and school support workers. He has many years of experience in health & safety and is actively involved in maintaining a suitable and safe learning environment at the Centre. He also delivers the Risk Management session to School students and oversees their ongoing implementation of risk assessment procedures for clients while on clinical placement. Martin provides support to those students who have a learning difficulty or medical health condition. He meets with these students to assess their learning needs and to ascertain what reasonable adjustments can be implemented into their Support Plan in order to best enable their learning experience. He is truly passionate about helping students to become qualified counsellors.