Are you feeling overwhelmed by your life's issues....Do you need help to make sense of things....Could you benefit from some time and space to be you....Now might be the time to consider counselling ...
I am committed to providing counselling therapy in an honest, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental way within a safe environment with the aim of enabling you to enhance and live your life to the full.
I meet with individuals and work within a short or long-term (open-ended) time frame and I hope to offer a facilitating environment for you to fully explore your difficulties at your own pace.
My training has included many contemporary approaches to counselling and although I favour the psychoanalytic route to therapy I try to integrate the many strands within the psychodynamic field to work individually with each client to address each persons unique needs regardless of age, class, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
Working psychodynamically means you will be encouraged to to talk about yourself, your feelings and emotions, childhood recollections and memories, relationships with family and friends and your dreams - in fact anything you want to share about your life and what it is to be you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had a variety of experience in working with people of all ages within different settings including a counselling agency, the National Health Service, schools and a bereavement charity.
I have gained the following qualifications:
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Theory.
Post Graduate Diploma (MA) in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
National Health Service 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (IAPT) trained and approved Counsellor.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am commited to continuing my profesional development and personal insight
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 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I believe it is important for you to find the right counsellor and therefore I offer an initial consultation at the reduced rate of £35 - with no commitment to continue.
At present I set my fee for each counselling session at £50 - £75 for couples
Concessions are considered for students, those on low income or unwaged
Each session lasts for fifty minutes and would ideally be arranged for the same time, and on the same day, each week.