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Hunt - Counsellor - Wimborne Minster, Wimborne, Dorset BH21, UK

Marie Hunt

Wimborne Minster, Wimborne, Dorset BH21, UK


I am a highly motivated individual who can generate enthusiasm in a slow worm. I thrive on encouraging others to achieve their full potential and thoroughly enjoy whatever I put my hand to.



Work History

Area Manager

JGC Stores ltd

October 2013 - July 2014

Voluntary Counsellor

Alliance Counselling Service

January 2011 - June 2011

Manager - Counsellor

Dorset Counselling Service

From July 2009

Student Development Manager

Thomas Knyvett College

September 2008 - July 2009

Cover Supervisor

Thomas Knyvett College

October 2007 - September 2008

Voluntary Counsellor

October 2006 - June 2009



January 2006 - October 2007

Voluntary Counsellor

October 2005 - July 2006


Supply Teacher

Chalkface Agency

May 2001 - January 2006

Salon Owner

Hairmasters Salon

September 1999 - May 2001

Primary Teacher

Various schools

September 1995 - August 1999


"You" Salon

May 1991 - August 1995


April 1989 - May 1991

Office Manager

JMA Corporate Services

July 1987 - April 1989


JMA Corporate Services

October 1986 - June 1987


Hairport Salon

August 1982 - September 1986

Counselling Teaching Patience Empathy Warmth
Sense of Humour Tenacity Persistence Can Do Attitude Good Communicator


In my last job I was responsible for travelling round the stores and maintaining staff momentum. I addressed any staff issues and recommended training if it was required. I monitored staff's approach to the customer and advised and supported employees.
I looked at the sales figures and devised ways in which sales output could be improved through;
• Devising advertising campaigns
• Shop layout and displays
• Staff approach/Service
• Discussions with staff and Director
I addressed shop presentation such as external and internal décor including health and safety issues i.e. broken handles or display shelving
Since I worked for JGC Stores:
• Sale figures increased by 10%
• Staff satisfaction improved
• Sickness figures went down
• I implemented a reliable stock control method
• Shelf losses reduced by 5%
• Staff delivered a more professional approach
• Customer satisfaction improved

Counselling Success - I Qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor in 2008. Throughout my training I worked for a number of counselling charities where I enabled clients to gain a clearer understanding of their selves and their objectives in life. I worked as a volunteer counsellor at the Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy service for three years where as the student support counsellor I was part of the management team. I was also involved with the day to day aspects of running the service as well as expanding it.
Previously I was a volunteer with the North Surrey Community Counselling Team for one year. Here I practiced integrative methods such as CBT and Person Centered counselling. Through these posts I have in depth experience of both short term focused therapy as well as long term, open ended Psychodynamic counselling.
Post qualifying I my studies and achieved a 2.2 in psychodynamic counselling. I moved to Wimborne just over three...

Qualifications & Certifications

English Lang

City and Guilds


Kingston University

Nescot College Further Education (Open University)

Surrey University

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