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PG Dip Reg. MBACP

About me

I am an experienced and professional counsellor in Tamworth and a registered member of BACP.

I offer a safe and supportive space to talk in complete confidence and help you understand emotional and behavioural issues or problems that may be troubling you: anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression, grief, abuse, self confidence, eating and much more; and to find the best solution to move forward and bring about change in your life.

I aim to work with each client to offer a therapy which is tailor-made to fit my clients needs and wants [integrative counselling.]

I have always been strongly committed to my professional development and continue to attend workshops and training in order to extend my knowledge.

I am a registered member of BACP and as a committed professional I work within their ethical guidelines to ensure I practise ethically, effectively and safely.  I engage in ongoing supervision with a registered counselling supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a postgraduate qualification from university in Integrative Counselling Practice.  Prior to qualifying from university I achieved AQA Certificates in Counselling Skills.

I have worked in a number of different settings. Alongside developing a private counselling practice, I have worked for three days a week in a GP surgery since 2007. I have carried the responsibility for their counselling service largely on my own, which means that I have worked with an extremely broad range of clients who have presented with a wide range of issues and problems.

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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Please contact me if you have any unanswered queries or more personal questions, I am happy to discuss these with you.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Fees for organisations is £50 each session.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
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Further information

I have my own private practice.  I work from The Cottage Healing Centre, a tranquil building set in Tamworth.

Please contact me to arrange an initial session to enable you to decide if counselling is the right service for you.

Tamworth, B79 7QB

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Whatsapp