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Bacp Senior Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor

About me

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor in the Hull and East Riding area. I offer a holistic and down to earth approach in dealing with the many challenges that life brings.

I feel it's important to work with the whole person and all that they bring.....emotionally, physically, spiritually, as well as taking into account lifestyle choices, since i believe that these factors influence how we think and feel thus impacting our lives and our relationships. As a Buddhist practitioner I am interested in helping people to work through any problems and anxieties and to find meaning and purpose in their lives. I also offer mindfulness based exercises and relaxation techniques along with other effective coping strategies for those experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. 

I have worked in both private practise and the voluntary sector for more than 20 years providing 1-1 counselling, couple work, and group facilitation to clients with a wide range of issues. I also have 13 years experience as a clinical supervisor working with qualified counsellors and offering consultative support  for professionals from various disciplines. During the last 10 years a large proportion of my work has been school based, working within both mainstream and independent educational settings. This has given me extensive knowledge and understanding of young peoples issues and the many difficulties they face such as exam pressures, low mood, anger & emotional regulation, stress & anxiety, gender & identity issues, peer pressure, isolation & loneliness, self image & food related issues, IT useage & online behaviour.  The transition from teens to adulthood can be a difficult and painful experience for some, however an appropriate level of therapeutic support can help young people to develop the necessary tools and coping strategies to navigate this particular life stage in a more healthy and enjoyable way.   

I offer both short and long-term therapy so that clients are able to work at their own chosen pace, and I am happy to arrange courses of therapy to suit clients personal, practical and financial needs. I am a registered, senior accredited practitioner and work to the BACP code of ethics.

Having experienced the benefits of counselling myself, I believe that despite how difficult or painful it may feel at times, it can also be extremely rewarding and enriching (in my experience clients laugh as much as they cry in the therapy process) Most importantly it gives us the space and time to attend to our emotional needs and offers us the chance to explore and possibly change the things in our lives that we are not happy with.

The things that matter to me personally in life are; love, honesty, wisdom and compassion, respect, equality and freedom of choice. I also believe in plain-speaking and tend to talk about things in a straightforward way, so if you feel unsure or wish to know more then give me a call; perhaps together we can find a way of exploring the things that matter to you in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Dip in Counselling Studies (level 7)
  • BACP accreditation as Counsellor / Psychotherapist
  • BACP senior accreditation as Supervisor
  • Certificate in Counselling (levels 1/2&3)
  • Certificate in Pychodrama (level 5) 
  • Certificate in Art Therapy (level 4)
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision (levels 4&5)
  • Diploma in Hypnosis & Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling (levels 1/2 &3)
  • Working with bereavement, loss and the terminally ill
  • Child Protection Training  
  • Drugs & Alcohol Training
  • Understanding Trauma and Dissociation

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural difference & diversity, spirituality & the meaning of life. Working with anxiety and depression from a spiritual or existential perspective, including loneliness & isolation, terminal illness & death anxiety. Also issues specific to young people such as teens transition, academic / school pressures,  stressful home-life situations, identity & gender and lifestyle choices.

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling (1-1) £55 per hour
Couple Counselling £65 per hour
Counselling Supervision £55 per hour
Clinical Supervision for Organisations £65 per hour
Personal Therapy for counselling/psychotherapy students in training - £50 per hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer flexible times Tuesday to Thursday between the hours of 9am and 6pm  

Further information

I offer creative forms of therapy to individuals who prefer a more physically expressive way of working on their issues. This might involve the use of art-work, movement /role play, dream work, or relaxation techniques. Often clients will choose to bring something meaningful such as photographs, music, poetry or other personal memorabilia to help them express particular feelings and emotions in relation to difficulties they are facing in their lives.

I work from home in a quiet location close to the Humber Bridge Park and viewing area. My therapy room has been created to provide a calm, peaceful environment in which clients and supervisee's alike are invited to slow the pace, relax and 'be themselves'.

North Ferriby, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU14

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Skype

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a qualified & accredited supervisor with 15 yrs experience. I offer a warm, humanistic approach with equal amounts of support and challenge.

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