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Penny Osborne


Penny is a registered psychotherapist and applied behaviour analyst who works within a person-centred framework. In her practice she combines Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles with body-based movement practices to develop and further clients’ social, emotional, and behavioural health and wellbeing. She has a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy from Canterbury Christ Church University, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care from the University of the West of …

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Rachel Britton


Rachel has a small private practice working with adults. She has an FDSC and BSC in Counselling from University Centre Weston. Rachel has contributed to re designing both the Level 2 and 3 Counselling Programmes at Weston College and has taught on both and the partnership courses at the University of the West of England for the last 4 academic …

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Lianne Talks Life as a UCW Counselling Learner

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Have you ever considered a career in Counselling?  Here at UCW we design courses to be optimised for industry practice and our BsC (Hons) in Counselling is no exception! If you’re looking for an engaging degree that will develop your skills in practical and theoretical areas, support you to grow your professionalism with highly sought-after work experience opportunities and prepare …

“A life changing course”: Meet Fdsc Counselling Learner Rebecca

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At UCW we love nothing more than hearing about our learners’ positive experiences, successes and achievements!  Recently we caught up with Fdsc Counselling learner, Rebecca Pepper, to hear all about her time studying Counselling at UCW.   UCW’s Counselling Foundation degree programme provides learners with professional insight into how to help and support vulnerable people to make positive life choices, as …

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Counselling Student, Megan Du Plessis UCW, Presents at BACP Research Conference

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Congratulations to UCW Counselling student Megan Du Plessis and lecturer Claire Plews on their outstanding achievement in being selected to speak at the highly prestigious British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) research conference.   The conference took place in Dundee from 19th to 20th May and is recognised throughout the counselling industry as an incredibly distinguished and reputable event, …

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UCW Learners Win at the Celebration of Success Awards

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A huge congratulations to our UCW learners who were awarded “Student of the Year” Awards. Amelia won the award for Hair and Beauty and Caroline won the award for Counselling at Weston College‘s Celebration of Success!   The evening saw over 40 learners from across the Weston College group receive recognition for their outstanding work from the previous year. To entertain …