Meet The Team
Kelly Porch - Centre Manager and Course Tutor
Introduction to Counselling Skills (April 2020)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (September 2019)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (September 2019)
My name is Kelly Porch and I am the Founder and Manager of the Northamptonshire Centre for Counselling Studies.
I also teach the Introduction to Counselling Skills Course (ICSK-L2), Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3).
I am a qualified Person-Centered Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
In addition to managing and teaching at the NCCS, I also run a counselling private practice, Kelly Porch Counselling where I provide Counselling and Clinical Supervision. In the past, I have worked as Lead Counsellor at Moulton College and as a volunteer Counsellor at a local charity, Teamwork. I have also taught the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills within NCCS and at Bedford Further Education College.
Centre Manager and Course Tutor
Shirley Marais - Course Tutor
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
My name is Shirley and I qualified as an Integrative
Counsellor in the Summer 2019. I am a Registered Member of the British
Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).As an
integrative counsellor, I integrate different counselling theories within
my client work but use the Person Centred approach as a foundation. I
have been undertaking my counselling placement at Kettering Mind and
at Challenging Behaviours (a charity based in Dunstable). Since
qualifying, I have gained employment as a Counsellor at Corby Mind.
I have been undertaking the role of course support assistant for
the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills at NCCS which has involved
assisting with group discussions, observing skills practice sessions, and
providing feedback on this, teaching some sessions and generally supporting
the course tutor and students. I now teach the Level 2 Certificate in
Counselling Skills for NCCS.
As I have only recently undertaken CPCAB courses myself, I feel
that I provide useful insight for students currently studying at NCCS.
This may include:-
Information about what it is like to study a CPCAB course;
Course progression to becoming a 'qualified' counsellor;
Hints and tips in relation to the internal/external assessment
Practical information on compiling a portfolio;
Understanding and support for those students who may be
nervous about undertaking skills practice sessions and much more.