Pictured left to right: Peter Palumbo – Clinical Director, Thomas Donohue – Operations Director, Jo Irvin – Level 1 & 2 Tutor, Debs Hutton – Course Coordinator, Graham Fisher – Level 3 Tutor

Our Training Team received high praise in their most recent External Verifier’s visit by CERTA. External Verifier, Pauline Heywood described our training provision as “outstanding”. Pauline went on to say “The team has come a long way. I can’t think of any recommendations I need to make!”

The visit really validated the hard work and dedication of our Training Team, which was celebrated at a well-deserved night out. Commenting on her training role, Level 1 & 2 Tutor, Jo says “I love teaching at Focus. It’s a lovely, calm environment to work in and the students always comment on how lovely the building is”. When describing what she enjoys about teaching at Focus, Jo comments “I really enjoy seeing others discover their fascination for the subject and also to discover themselves in the process.”

Level 3 Tutor, Graham, who previously taught Counselling at Hull College for many years says “Being the Level 3 Tutor for several years still provides me with pleasure to see the students progress and fulfil their ambitions on and beyond the course. It’s great to see people grow and develop in ways they didn’t realise possible!”

Finally, our Course Coordinator, Debs, who works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure our courses run smoothly, says “After studying Levels 1 & 2 at Focus myself, I feel I can fully understand and empathise with any nerves or concerns our students may experience. I thoroughly enjoy working with such a great team and seeing students gain confidence at each level of study.”

Focus have been delivering high-quality counselling training since 2004 and we are now one of the foremost training providers in the Yorkshire & Humber region. Interested in one of our courses? Click here to find our more!