Like many of us these days, I’ve had multiple careers. I spent many years as a lecturer (in accounting) and manager in the UK, Asia and Australia but I was always more interested in people than accounting. I loved the aspects of my roles that allowed me to support and mentor students and employees and so I decided to pursue my passion and undertake a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I’m now in a place where all my qualifications and experience have come together in roles which I love. 

I provide counselling and psychotherapy to a variety of clients and experience the joy of helping people to work out how they can move through their difficulties and achieve more satisfying lives. 

I provide clinical supervision to other counsellors, mentoring them on how to improve their practice, behave ethically, and prevent burnout. 

For most of my week I’m the unit coordinator for the Professional Field Placement unit on an online Masters in Counselling at a university in Western Australia. This role includes providing group supervision for placement students and facilitating group discussions on ethics, best practice, counselling skills and study skills. It’s a real joy to be able to support people starting out in their counselling career and who are passionate about making the world a better place.

Professional Qualifications

M Soc Sci (Master of Social Science) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Edith Cowan University

MBA (Master of Business Administration), University of Manchester

FCA (Chartered Accountant), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

LLB (Bachelor of Laws), University of Nottingham

Professional Memberships

PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) Provisional level

ACA (Australian Counselling Association) Level 2

ACA College of Supervisors

Professional accreditation means that I follow the ethics code, undertake continuing professional development, am fully insured and clinically supervised.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

Connie Richardson
Connie Richardson
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