MSc. MBACP (Accred.) Counsellor and Psychotherapist
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Through having the opportunity to reflect …. we can change the way that we look at ourselves, how we deal with problems and in doing so face the future with a positive frame of mind. It takes courage to do this. In a safe and confidential environment I will work with you to help you to take back control of your life and manage the issues and obstacles that you are troubled by.
I am a BACP accredited and experienced counsellor with a broad range of skills and experience and I work with a diverse range of clients.
Talking with a qualified counsellor can help us to reflect on any issues that we are troubled by - whether personal, family or work related and can provide a safe framework to unravel these issues without the pressures of everyday life, which in turn can lead to our developing the determination and strength to deal with them.
I practice as an ‘Integrative’ counsellor. This means that my learning has been developed across a number of psychological theories (including Psycho-dynamic, Humanistic, CBT and Gestalt) and whilst I call on all of these theories in my work my leaning is more towards a humanistic approach in the belief that, given the right support and understanding, people are able to explore and find their own resources to cope with their difficulties. I also regard myself as ‘user centred’ - meaning that with each client a mutually agreed contract focused on the clients agenda is formed.
My counselling training framework is based the belief that in order to work most effectively with a client, as a counsellor I need to be aware of the type of relationship that is most needed for each client as it is the relationship that is of paramount importance – as it enables therapeutic healing to take place – a view which I fully support.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist having attained an integrative diploma in therapeutic counselling and have been practicing since 2007. I am a qualified counselling supervisor and committed to my on-going professional development and am currently studying for a Masters in Positive Psychology. To date my practical experience as a counsellor has been gained in schools across hertfordshire with children and young adults, with adults in my private practice, and I have agency experience with substance misuse, young people’s support and in bereavement.
Registered / Accredited
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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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Having worked in corporate business for many years, in HR and Communications, I have gained a considerable amount of experience in dealing with a broad range personal concerns relating to HR/Change Management issues.
From £65.00 to £70.00
£65 - £70 per 50 min session
When I work
Flexible range of meeting times
As a result of the social distancing restrictions being placed upon us all in these unusual times I am happy to offer therapy via zoom, whatsapp or telephone.
I work to the BACP ethical framework which provides a set of values that are an overarching set of beliefs that I as a counsellor hold as special to my professional practice. Values are sometimes described as morals or rules by which we conduct our affairs and the BACP’s include respecting human rights and dignity, and ensuring integrity in client relationships – which I fully support.
Anything that is discussed within the counselling room is totally confidential (within the confines of legal constraints). As a professional requirement I receive regular support on my case load from an independent counsellor who is an experienced counselling supervisor – throughout which I maintain client confidentiality.