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MBACP (Accredited)

About me

Making time just for ourselves is often difficult. Finding someone who wants to listen without making judgements or giving you advice is even harder.
Sometimes you may feel unable to cope, anxious, overwhelmed, very low or that your problems are not important.

I offer a place where you can explore what is really troubling you at your own pace; working with you on relationships, family issues, anxiety, feelings of depression or anger to seek to find an inner peace and a more fulfilling life. I incorporate aspects of mindfulness in my practice where it may feel helpful.

As an experienced therapist and an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I provide both open-ended and short-term therapy for adults and am committed to ethical and sound professional practice.

I also offer 1:1 humanistic clinical supervision for counsellors and counsellors in training who practice various modes. My approach is predominantly person-centred focussing on the process and relationship between therapist and client as well as the parallel process in supervision and what emerges for the supervisee.
For counsellors in training this will also be a learning environment whilst developing your own style & approach as a qualified therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling
Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
PGD in Counselling Supervision.                                                             Mindfulness Training

Private practice for 15 years in an alternative therapies centre. I have also worked in private company (Employee Assistance Programmes) and educational settings for employee and student counselling respectively during this time.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

First session is £40
Therapy & 1:1 Counselling Supervision Sessions £50 for 50mins
Some concessions for students and counsellors in training

When I work

Availability can vary depending upon the number of clients I have at any one time. The days I am in my practice are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Further information

It’s often difficult to make the first step and make contact. I will reply as soon as I can as much as possible within a couple of days. If you prefer to have a short telephone chat with me before meeting we can arrange a mutually suitable time.

Chichester, PO18

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Spanish

Supervision

In person

As a qualified supervisor I offer 1:1 and group clinical supervision.

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