I am a humanistic (Gestalt) counsellor providing one-to-one counselling and also supervision.
I have been working as a therapist since 2004 and as a supervisor since 2007.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework
I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling 2002 (Person Centred)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling 2003 (Gestalt)
Diploma in Counselling 2005 (Humanistic/Gestalt)
Other Counselling Experience:
Assistant Tutor on Diploma in Counselling 2006-2008
Visiting facilitator on counselling workshops in Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.
Counselling and outreach work for Sandwell Mind.
I work for a local cancer Hospice, running various training and drop-in groups.
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
My usual charge is £40 per session for a counselling session (50minutes).
I occasionally have slightly cheaper sessions available for low paid or unwaged clients - these do tend to fill up quickly.
What I offer is confidential and safe environment in which to explore your world, some of the issues that may be affecting you, and the feelings that arise for you when looking at your life.
I try to be both supportive and challenging, I'm not someone who will just nod and smile, i will engage with you in the therapy and between us will with hopefully make progress with your needs.
I am a supportive person, who is willing to go on your journey with you for however long you need my support. This may be a just for a few sessions or for much longer.
I have both a 'holistic' approach to working: Looking at your body language, your feelings, exploring what is not said, while working in the here-and-now,
AND a practical approach, exploring options, at how to reach into the world, to explore 'Can't' and Shouldn't', and to raise your awareness and increase your choices.
I work Monday to Wednesday during the day and early evening. Thursday afternoons and occasionally at weekends