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About me

As a qualified Integrative Counsellor I work with individuals, young people, couples, teenagers and parents, groups and organisations offering counselling for many issues including Anger Management,Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety,Abuse, Addiction(s), Relationship Issues, Child Related Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Separation and Divorce, Low Self Confidence, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress, Emotional Abuse, Trauma, Bullying, Work Related Issues

I have worked as a Counsellor in Further Education for twelve years, and as Head of Counselling, establishing and managing the College Counselling Service, providing counselling and support for staff and students, workshops and training and supervision

I now work as a Student and Staff Counsellor at Cranfield University - a leading Post Graduate University in Bedfordshire

For the past eleven years I have worked as a trauma debriefer and affiliate for Axa ICAS, an international Employee Assistance provider.

I have private practices in Northwood and Pinner which have been successfully established for twelve years

I supervise those who support victims of serious crime, managers and counsellors working with young people, trainee and qualified counsellors

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling 1996 Middx University

Critical Incident Processing and RecoveryPractioners Licence 2004 ICAS

Diploma in Supervision 2006 Cascade

EMDR Certificate Level 11

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Counselling Young People: 2 FREE places for young people aged 13 - 19. These are available for those not wishing to, or unable to, be funded by parents/guardians

Counselling: £45 per session
£40 per session - consessionary fee for low wages earners and non workers

Supervision: Free First Session, subsequent sessions £45 for qualified counsellors, £40 for trainee counsellors

Couple Counselling: £45 per hour
£67 per hour and a half

Trauma - EMDR and Critical Incident Debriefing:
£50 per hour

Organisation: Negotiated fee according to requirements

Further information

As a Counsellor, Manager, Trainer and Supervisor I have worked over the last 16 years with young people, couples, individuals, parents and teenagers,  groups, organisations and in education, commerce, industry and the voluntary sector

Pinner, Middx, HA5

Alternatives, 118 High Street, Northwood, Middx, HA6 1BJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision

In person

As a qualified Integrative/Person Centred Counselling Supervisor I offer supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors both individually and in group supervision.

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