Ivor Gooden
Address Line 1 Address Line 2 Address Line 3 Postcode Telephone: (1234) 5678910. Mobile: 12345 67890. Email: Ivagooden@email.com

C O U N S E L L I N G / A D M I N I S T R AT I O N
Possessing a proven eclectic approach to counselling from client needs assessment through contracting sessions and evaluation processes - in line with the remit of service and BAC code of ethics and practice. Up-to-date, with a good number of demonstrated abilities, that will of benefit within Occupational Welfare / Employee counselling and the maintenance of an effective work-force for an organisation in the N.E. region and in support of their Managers.


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Managing working relationships Presentations/interviewing Networking of resources Promotion of the individual Developing plans

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Effective communications/meetings Client needs assessment Budgeting Short term counselling Providing management information

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Shorthand / typing Writing reports Administration Mental health Fundraising

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT City & Guilds Diploma 02 City & Guilds Course Certificate
Stress, Coping with Change. Certificate 7318. Adult teacher training Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (NCFE) Certificate in Counselling Bereavement Counselling (Relate) Counselling (level 1)

2004 2000 1998 – 99 1999 1997 -

Various workshops/training: Adoption, Child Protection, Debt Counselling, Redundancy, Depression,


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Newcastle College and Gateshead College.
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3 and Basic Skills.

Jan 04 - Present


1999 – 02

Cestria Health Centre, Chester-le-Street (2001-02) Eclectic approach and in-depth experience in humanistic counselling; solution focused therapy; brief therapy; client need assessment through to evaluating process. Managing caseloads from 18 year old clients to retirement. 70% female caseload dealing with a range of problems from social, domestic, health and financial. Set up support group for pregnancy charity (APEC). Good range of presentations and interview experience (120 hours) has ensured good knowledge of all relevant counselling issues which relate to clients. Designed promotion leaflet offering counselling service. Set a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the welfare role through presentations to staff. Age Concern (1999-01) Designed and monitored case work evaluation forms. Designed and implemented new recording systems.




1991 – 99 1989 – 91

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Homefresh Catering Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne Totally responsible for the smooth running of the office. Good interviewing experience gained. Prepared financial reports. Established new computer system. Established information recording systems which enabled more reliable delivery of services to clients and more accurate information to management.

Early Career Summary: Sales Clerk, Office Sales Clerk,

Homefresh Catering Ltd, Dan Wullie Ltd, Gateshead,

(1985-88). (1982-85).

Additional Information: Member of BACS – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Fundraised for APEC and local Toddler Group and Football Club. Administration responsibilities for local Scout Club. Career Objective: To continue making full use of counselling abilities for a forward thinking organisation whilst further developing self.




Interests / pastimes: Personal:

Family, cooking, shopping, keeping fit, walking, computing. Born: 67. Married, 3 children, full, clean driving licence. Non-smoker.

References available on request.
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