Tina Knox understands the strengths required for a person to recognise their need for counselling and the difficulties they experience in processing their life events. As such, Tina realises the importance to receive her clients in a safe and warm environment that allows her clients to express themselves free of judgement and with empathic understanding for their feelings and emotions. Tina mainly adopts a person-centred approach, focusing on the individual needs of her clients and the issues that they feel are important to them to address at each session and at their pace. Tina also has some insight into Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) which focuses more on finding solutions to problems, than on exploring the problems themselves.
Prior to starting her training as a counsellor, Tina enjoyed a long career as a Director of Resources for private sector Ambulance Services, operating as part of the Accident & Emergency Team. Tina not only dealt with staff placements but also had a key role in dealing first-hand with staff following difficult emergency calls. This involved developing skills in recognising stress in the workplace and through her rapport with the clinicians, providing them with someone that they could turn to with their concerns and difficulties. Tina would, at times of need, communicate with senior Directors to ensure the safety and wellbeing of her staff. Tina has further experience with issues such as eating disorders, trauma and abuse.
Tina is currently training towards a Diploma in Counselling and is a student member of the BACP. She currently works within The Awareness Centre’s counselling service and sees patients in a GP surgery in Lambeth.