My Psychotherapy Career: The challenges of training and working as a psychotherapist

How can a psychotherapist navigate the financial constraints of training?

In this episode, Helen Willingham, Head of Content and Engagement, talks to UKCP psychotherapist Josephine Discepolo Ahmadi. Managing the logistics of training and working, with her disability, Josephine looks back at how she began her psychotherapeutic career.

‘I trained part-time while I was working full-time, and I owe it to the fact that I always applied for jobs where I could work on shifts. And despite all the difficulties that I had, which were innumerable, I had very supportive colleagues who managed to be very understanding and made sure I had my days off when I had to go to university and organise my rota in a way I could do my training. I think that’s how I managed.’

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Josephine Fernanda Discepolo Ahmadi Transcript

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