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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I can help you work through your issues by listening attentively and without judgement to how things are for you. I am committed to understanding you, accepting you and helping you find your way.

Prior to the pandemic I already had many years experience in offering telephone and online therapy and I am continuing to offer this.  I am currently offering in person face to face sessions to those who would prefer to come to my counselling practice in person.

I am a person centred counsellor and this means that I work with you holistically as a whole person rather than a series of issues. I have been working in this way for more than 15 years and have experience of working with people experiencing difficulties in a wide range of areas which include, Relationship issues, Depression, Stress (including work stress), Anxiety, Anger, Childhood sexual abuse and Bereavement .....to name but a few.

My aim is to provide you with a safe place to explore what is going on for you. Having the opportunity to talk freely, and know that you are being heard by someone who is not going to judge you or jump in with advice, can make a huge difference.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling
Dploma Person Centred Counselling

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and am registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Individuals - £50 per session, this fee is negotiable for those on a low income.



When I work

I offer daytime and some early evening appointments

Further information

There is free parking available in the road.

Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3QF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My quiet, private therapy room is on ground level.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have an Advanced Diploma in Supervision from The University of Warwick.

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