During this difficult time in relation to covid-19 and with government advice in mind I am only able to offer either telephone appointments or online appointments using secure videoconferencing.
Setting up your computer, tablet or telephone for videoconferencing is quiet straightforward and simply requires you to follow an email link but if you are unsure then I can help you with that process.
Please visit my website at www.actualisingpeople.co.uk for more information and videos.
In addition to my work as a person-centred counsellor I also work as a coach, a hypnotherapist and a neuro-linguistic practitioner and I integrate these approaches into my work with the explicit consent of clients and when it is appropriate to do so.
Identifying and working through the beliefs that you have about yourself, beliefs often established in early life and adolescence, can have a profound effect on how you feel about yourself, your life and your relationships today. If you have relationship issues; feel that you might benefit from couples counselling or have issues related to anger management, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress or low self-confidence then you might be surprised at just how quickly it can be possible to make the changes that you are looking for.
I work with both individuals and couples and I'm pragmatic about in my approach to my work. When people come to see me they are usually feeling quite stuck. Theyve often tried unsuccessfully a variety of approaches to get some movement in their lives and what they are looking for now is the quickest and most effective way to change the way they feel or behave. I dont think it really matters to them how we achieve this, just so long as we do.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work according to the ethical guideline of the association. I'm also a member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. I have an enhanced CRB clearance which may be seen on request.
I'm a well qualified counsellor with a breadth of therapeutic and life experience who has been using therapeutic and coaching approaches for the last thirty years in a variety of professional settings. I'm a graduate teacher and have also practiced as a social worker working with children and families and in psychiatric settings and as a school and youth counsellor.
I have particular experience in working with people experiencing workplace bullying and harrassment, the effects of which I believe are significantly underestimated.
B.Sc., P.G.Cert.Ed., C.Q.S.W.,
Diploma in Social Work
Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counsellling
Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy (Distinction)
Diploma in Life and Corporate Coaching (The Coaching Academy - Distinction)
Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (NLP)
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (MNRHP)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Initial consultations are free and subsequently fees are £45 per 50 minute session for individuals and £55 per 50 minute session for couples. If these figures are difficult for you then I am willing to negotiate a mutually acceptable fee according to your circumstances on or before our first meeting.
Please visit my website at www.actualisingpeople.co.uk for more information.