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Adv Dip Couns. MBACP

About me

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor. I offer safe, confidential counselling in my own home where you will be warmly accepted.

As well as my private practice I've worked for a local Counselling Service mainly seeing referrals from the NHS and I co-facilitate a group, run by a leading mental health charity, that gives support to people that have been bereaved by Suicide. I am also a trained bereavement counsellor.

There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Sometimes it may seem as though there is no clear way through our troubles.

Talking confidentially to a Counsellor, who is skilled and impartial, in a safe space can give us time to see more clearly what is going on in our lives and to find new solutions.

I believe in accepting people unconditionally and building a genuine and warm relationship where we can work together to help you to find new ways of coping or changing and growing in confidence and self awareness.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an 'Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling' Which is accredited by the British Asssociation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
My training is 'Integrative' and draws from 'Person Centred', 'Gestalt', 'Transactional Analysis' and 'Psychosynthesis'.

I am also am a trained Cruse Bereavement counsellor.

As we are all unique I aim to tailor my work to suit the needs and personality of my clients.

All my life experiences have given me an empathy and understanding of the difficulties, fears and hopes that life can bring.
I am a member of the B.A.C.P and adhere to their code of ethics.

Member organisations

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £40 for an hour session. Some concessions may be available.

Day time or evening appointments by arrangement.

Some home visits available please contact me to arrange.

When I work

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Hastings, East Sussex, TN34

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults