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Registered Member-MBACP (Senior Accred). UKRCP

About me

I am a Senior Accredited and Registered Person Centred Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor. My experience, gained over many years, covers a wide range of issues which include emotional distress, depression, relationship difficulties, anxiety, eating disorders, stress, self-harm,  bereavement and more.

I offer my clients a safe oportunity to explore their issues and concerns within a non-judgemental environment, where they are encouraged to identify their own choices and explore ways in which changes can be made.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Social Studies & Counselling 2005

Higher National Diploma - Counselling 2006

Higher National Certificate - Counselling 2005

Certificate in Continuing Education:Cognitive
Behavioural Skills 2008

Certificate in Person Centred Supervision 2009

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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When I work


Hickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am a Person Centred Counselling Supervisor with many years experience.

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