Counselling is a therapeutic relationship where both current and past issues can be talked about with confidence and confidentiality. Counselling is not about instruction or advice giving, but the forming of a 'bespoke' relationship, which allows us to work together with respect.
In addition to my work with adults, I work extensively with adolescents and those in training to become counsellors, either as their therapist or supervisor.
I recommend an informal, initial session for anyone who is considering counselling for the first time.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. (Oaklands College) Diploma in Working with Adolescents.(WPF) BACP Accreditation. UKRCP registration. Diploma in Group and Individual Supervision. Ecotherapy.(Footprint Education) NCFE Certificate in Drugs Awareness. Living in the Borderland. (Jerome Bernstein) Ecopsychology (Re vision). Counselling from a Cultural and Faith Perspective. (Between You and Me Seva)
Various workshops inc: Safeguarding Children (child protection) Assessment (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary care)
Apart from my private practice I work at young peoples agencies, one for 15 years. I also worked for 2.5 years within the NHS at a GP surgery.
I have experience of working with students in training, as counsellor or supervisor.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are negotiable based on various factors to a maximum of £45.00.
Concessions available for students.
When I work
I offer evening and daytime sessions when availability allows.