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Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a fully qualified, Integrative Counsellor with 15 years experience. I am trained in Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapies which I integrate to create a unique therapy centred around clients individual needs. I am fully insured, and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have worked in voluntary organisations, family centres, schools, and within the NHS.
I offer both daytime and evening appointments, Tuesday to Friday. I work from a comfortable room in my home in Widnes, Cheshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to Counselling Cerificate
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills
Working With Couples
Working Creatively with Bereaved Children
Domestic Violence, Rape & Sexual Abuse
Foundation Certificate in Stress Awareness
PREVENT strategy training
Working with vulnerable families
Working safely and ethically online.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 Per 60min session (Individual)
I offer a 15 minute free telephone consultation to all clients upon booking.
When I work
I offer daytime and evenings appointments Tuesday to Friday. Please contact me to discuss availability.
Sometimes life can present us with difficult experiences that can leave us feeling lost, confused, and unable to find a way forward. Its not always easy to make the decision to seek help, especially from someone who is a complete stranger, no matter what professional assurances they offer. To reach out for help is act of courage, not defeat, a new beginning, not a last hope.
I am very aware of the impact the Covid 19 pandemic has had on the mental and emotional health of our nation, and the wider world. It continues to bring feelings of fear, insecurity, loniness, anger, mistrust, loss and confusion to many. In a world of so much division of opinion, counselling can offer you a safe space to be able to voice, process and be heard as you navigate these complex emotions.
You can contact me via email or telephone, which I may not always be able to answer if I'm working, but if you leave a message on my voicemail I will contact you as soon as I can.