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BA (Hons) DipHE MBACP (Accred) Integrative Supervisor

About me

In line with the current Government directive appertaining to Covion-19 all counselling sessions are being carried out remotely, either by video or by telephone.

As an accredited counsellor I have achieved and demonstrated a substantial level of training and experience that has been verified by The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

I work within various settings as an Accredited counsellor including Charitable Organisations, Educational establishments as well as private practice.
In my private practice I operate from a detached, easy accessible dedicated therapy room which offers a friendly yet professional environment I endeavour to offer a safe environment in which to explore issues that may be troubling you with my philosophy being strongly based on the principle of providing a non-judgemental, accepting, therapeutic space in which to freely address your chosen issues, which may include bereavement, depression, anxiety and addiction, as well as many others.

I encourage empowerment and explore autonomy as self-belief enhances strength within and promotes personal growth bringing emotional balance.

Every individual is unique therefore clients work at their own pace.

I am a qualified integrative supervisor and offer my services supervising qualified and trained counsellors, individually or group sessions.

I can negotiate a reduced fee for trainee counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practising as a professional Counsellor for the past 14 years.  I have an Enhanced DBS checked with on-line tracker and I have worked within a multi-cultural setting with clients from diverse backgrounds and with an age range of 5 years to Senior Adults of 80. I hold full professional liability insurance.

My Qualifications include for:

BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Integrative Counselling
BACP Accreditation
Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate of Proficiency Association of Counselling Practitioners
Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Accred)
Certificate in Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
Certificate in Integrative Supervision

I have attended various certificated courses, seminars and workshops which include:
Loss & Grief
Trauma
Eating Issues
Drug & Alcohol Addiction
Sexual Abuse
Bereavement
Dementia
Palative Care
Eating Disorders
Body Image
Personal Development
Anger Issues

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with issues around personal development and self awareness:

Supervision
Group Work
Telephone Counselling

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £45.00 per hour but concessions are available for students, low income and unwaged.

I charge 50% cancellation fee with less than 24 hours notice.

I offer a full report writing facility for third party requirements from assessment, intermediate and closing reports.

My  Supervision Fees range from £35.00 to £50.00 (student concessions apply).

I also offer telephone counselling and on-line counselling via Zoom and other well known applications

When I work

Monday to Friday flexible hours

Further information

As a practitioner, I believe in and adhere to an equal opportunities policy. Enquiries are welcome from all individuals irrespective of gender, religion, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such adhere to their ethical and professional framework.

Hornchurch, Essex, RM12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person

I have a BA (Hons) degree in person centred counselling which I have held for over 3 years.

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