I’m Sue Cater, Course Leader on the Diploma in Counselling and a trainer on the introductory courses. I did my counselling training with Network some years ago, and found it to be a life-enhancing and enriching experience. My background is in further education and youth work, which included a focus on working with people with learning difficulties.
Alongside my training work, I have a small counselling and supervision practice, and one of my particular interests lies in working with people who have life-limiting health conditions. I have two dogs and enjoy taking them for long walks – especially when there is somewhere to stop along the way for coffee and cake.
I’m Nigel Gibbons and I’m a tutor on the Diploma Course, working alongside Sue. In addition to tutoring for Network I work as a facilitator and creative writing practitioner, and am a tutor on Metanoia’s MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. I’m also a supervisor, counsellor and Focusing-Oriented psychotherapist in private practice in Bristol.
I spent twelve years working for the ITV company Central TV, producing documentary and studio-based human interest programmes. I have three grown up children, for whom I was the home-parent, and hope one day I can be grown up like them. We have a beagle, Roxy, who has needed family psychotherapy, and I enjoy running half-marathons and 10k’s.
I’m Louise Mill and I am currently Course Leader on the Certificate in Counselling Skills. I am a graduate from the Network training programme myself and knowing how much I benefitted, not only on a professional but also on a personal level from the programme, it is a joy to be able to be involved in training others and to see students grow and develop. I have been counselling for over ten years at Network and working with the training team since 2008. I’m also involved on the counselling side of the organisation as Head of Counselling.
I’m a member of my local church where I lead one of the worship bands. I’ve recently taken up horse-riding, a pastime I enjoy being able to share with my two adult daughters. I love to walk by the sea and my favourite way of relaxing is in front of an open fire, with a book and a very large bar of chocolate.
I’m Yvette Perryman and I’m a Certificate Course Tutor alongside the course leader Louise. I became part of the training team in 2014, although have been part of Network for much longer as one of their counsellors working firstly at Wesley College and now at Trinity. I have also worked as a volunteer counsellor for Cruse Bereavement in Bristol since 2010.
My previous career was in banking. I did my own counselling training at the University of Bristol and have a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters in Counselling. I also have a degree in Psychology and did my first degree many years ago in Modern Languages, also at the University of Bristol. I am married with 3 grown up children, have lived in Bristol since 1986 and am a big fan of everything this city has to offer!
I’m Nathalie Pout and I have been part of the Training Team at Network since September 2015, helping to lead the introductory courses, ‘Being There’ and ‘A Way of Being’. Prior to that I was involved in helping to facilitate the skills part of the Certificate course, which I very much enjoyed. I currently facilitate monthly skills workshops for those students having to wait for a year until the next Diploma course begins.
I counsel in a Post 16 school and am gradually building a small private practice based at Network’s counselling premises, working with a broad range of clients. I have a background in language teaching at secondary, primary and adult education levels, and now I am passionate about encouraging individuals to reach their potential in their counselling training and development.