EMDR, Critical Incident Debriefing, Counselling and Supervision
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As a counsellor I work with you to explore, gain insight into and find your way through, the difficulties that you are experiencing. I am not there to judge, advise or lead you but to provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment and relationship, in which you can have the time and space to to decide what's the best way forward for yourself.
My specialist field is working with trauma. I am an EMDR Europe accredited clinician and have worked in many areas; service veterans, aftermath of suicide and accidental deaths, victims of crime, road accidents,incidents of extreme violence, etc. These circumstances would be readily percieved as being traumatic and are referred to by clinicians as 'Big T' traumas. However, it has been established that over the course of years, with the pressures of day to day living, divorce, family and employment problems that people often store up a range of what would be looked on as 'little t' traumas which can then accumulate and be triggered by what would be looked on as a minor incident. EMDR is hugely effective in cases such as these.
Further information is available through www.emdrassociation.org.uk or www.emdr-europe.org/
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor (CPCAB 2001), an NLP Practitioner (INLPTA 2003) and a certified Tutor (UCLAN 2004). I hold an MS cert. in supervision (University of Salford 2008) and am an EMDR accredited practitioner (EMDR Association UK and Ireland 2010). I am trained in Critical incident defusing, debriefing and stress management. (CISM 2013)
I facilitate counsellor training groups at a local college and with an independent teaching group. I have experience of counselling in many settings, I have worked as staff counsellor at a local college for the past 7 years; women's refuge; EAP schemes; voluntary organisations; I have a private practice for counselling clients and work as supervisor with qualified and trainee counsellors on an individual and group basis. I run personal and professional development groups, available on an individual or corporate level.
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
EMDR: £60 per hour and a half session
Counselling: £30 hour (concessions for students and
Supervision: £45 per hour and a half (individual, concessions for students)
Supervision: £40 per hour Groups
When I work
Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, weekends by appointment
I believe that all people have , or can access, all the resources they need to enable them to achieve positive change, but sometimes they need help finding them. That's where counselling comes in.