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BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred.), ACC (Accred.)

About me

If you are looking for help with issues that you feel stuck with, or if you are struggling to move on from events in your past, I provide professional counselling and psychotherapy that could be your answer.  As an experienced and accredited counsellor, I can help you to explore your feelings in a safe place and enable you to gain new insight, strength and direction for your life.

I offer a free 30 minute initial session for you to share your concerns and to explore if us working together is right for you.

One-to-one counselling (short term and long term) covering many areas and also couples counselling is available. I also offer counselling supervision.

My therapy practice is based two minutes away from Liverpool South Parkway station and is easily accessible by bus routes and by car, with ample free parking on the surrounding streets. Disabled facilities are available.

I also offer online appointments via Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp, and telephone appointments.

I am accredited with the BACP and have a wide range of counselling experience.  I have worked in a variety of settings, including managing a counselling agency and working as an independent practitioner for a number of years.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accreditation:

Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Accredited Counsellor with The Association of Christian Counsellors

Experience:

Private practice as independent counsellor & supervisor - 2007 to present

Clinical Manager & Senior Counsellor, Listening Ear, Halewood, Liverpool - 2011 to 2012

Counsellor at LCCP, Rodney Street, Liverpool - 2008 to 2010

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling from Brunel University including Supervision training.

Post graduate Diploma in the Therapeutic Relationship and Psychopathology

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Change Issues
Panic Attacks
Faith Issues
Pastoral Counselling

Fees

Additional information

Range from £40 to £55 per session

When I work

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - daytime and early evening.  I also offer online appointments (Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp) and phone appointments.

8-12 Long Lane, Liverpool, L19 6PF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Supervision

In person

Supervision available.

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