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Adv.Dip.Counselling, Registered MBACP Accred

About me

Stressed, confused, alone with your thoughts? I can offer you a peaceful and nurturing space to offload and unpick what's on your mind.  I am an experienced accredited person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist working in a pluralistic way, which means that 'different clients need different support at different times'. Personal therapy was a prerequisite for my training so I also have much experience of being the client.  

Our lives are a complex mix of relationships, emotions and pressures, which are made more stressful and overwhelming by life events such as bereavement and loss, traumatic experiences and relationship breakdown. I believe that we all have the capacity and 'tools' within us to cope with what life throws at us, but these can be 'locked up' by how we have responded to past events which could have made us become dis-empowered and vulnerable.


I offer face-to-face sessions at my premises, either inside or in a covered outdoor space - both very private -but also offer sessions by phone,  Zoom or WhatsApp video.  Face to face sessions are preferable for most people as this is more effective at developing the beneficial relationship that aids effective therapy.  Please do get in touch to discuss how therapy could work for you and which is the best option for you. I can be flexible on the duration and frequency of sessions

I also offer supervision to the caring professions. I have much experience of clinical supervision and am at present consolidating that through study.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Person-centred Art Therapy
Registered Nurse, Registered Health Visitor
Counselling experience includes working with local hospice bereavement service, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, and adults and young people with a wide variety of issues. Also couples.
I have worked with parent and womens groups, and delivered training and workshops to counsellors and education personel on working with children and creative therapies.

I have much experience in Clinical Supervision

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Fees

From £15.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

First/assessment  session £10 -£20

Counselling: £40 per hour

Supervision: £ 30 - £40 per hour

Group supervision : fees negotiable


Reduced fees negotiable

Reduced fees for frontline staff

Fees for training days are negotiable

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday, Tuesday pm, Weds, Thurs all day, most evenings, some Saturdays am

Further information

Rural location - own transport needed, no wheelchair access.
Home visits can be arranged in certain circumstances

Milestones, Hog Hill, Icklesham, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4AH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Own transport needed to my premises which is approximately 1 mile from the main road.

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