Andy Langford explores what is actually meant when we reference self care, providing some background and context.
He looks at some practical options as to how we can care for ourselves, and how we can spot signs that we perhaps need more care than we are getting.
Andy Langford is the chief operating officer for Cruse Bereavement Care – providing bereavement support across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Andy has worked in the voluntary sector for 21 years, in homelessness, mental health, substance misuse, and with older people. Andy has been a BACP accredited member for more than 13 years, with over 13 years’ experience working directly with bereaved people. He holds qualifications in integrative counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and life coaching, and Andy’s experience includes private practice and training. Andy has a passion for working with people experiencing suicidality, as well as young people in foster care.
We don't print hours on our CPD certificates. We use an outcomes based approach to CPD, and each element of the CPD resource is reflective. You can reflect on the outcomes, what you've learned and how this will help you develop as a practitioner, and record this on your CPD log accordingly.
You may like to search for articles from our journals concerning students.
What I wish I'd known before starting my counselling course
A student from the University of Warwick discusses her experiences with counselling, her studies and how she is managing to juggle with everyday life. CPD hub audio resource.
Risks in therapy
Stephen Hitchcock and Steve Johnson discuss the risks in counselling. CPD hub video resource
Getting the most from your supervision
Stephen Hitchcock discusses supervision and how to get the best supervision. CPD hub video resource.