I am really passionate about my role as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist as it can be life transforming, from your thoughts, behaviour and emotional responses. I have over 22 years experience of working in the NHS, Voluntary Sector and Private Practice, highly qualified with a Masters Degree in Counselling to offer you. Are you feeling regular stress/fear? feeling low in mood and powerless to change? are you harming/injuring yourself? maybe you're experiencing physical/sexual/emotional harm to you by others, now or in the past? are you experiencing difficulties in a relationship with parents/friends/partner? feeling angry and can't move past it? issues at work you can't resolve? maybe you're reliant on an activity or substance and it feels uncontrollable? You're not alone, I can help you.
I will treat you as unique, with individual needs and goals and I will work at your pace, keeping focus on helping you achieve any goals you have, whether they are related to the here and now, your past or both.
I offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments
Please access my website for further information in helping you make your decision www.arnicacounselling.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training over 22 years ago and achieved a BA(Hons) in both Counselling & Psychology, in 2003, I studied a Masters Degree (MA) in Counselling and more recently in 2015 a Diploma in Clinical Supervision
I have experience of working in both the NHS, the Voluntary Sector and private practice. I currently receive referrals from the NHS and a Shipley based charity as a Staff Counsellor offering short-term therapy and I have previously worked as an Adult Mental Health Therapist where I worked individually and in groups with clients whom display self-harm type behaviour and with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Within the Voluntary Sector, I have specialised in working with Male and Female Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (Male and Female Abusers) and with young people.
Within my private practice, I have worked alongside many different people from all walks of life, with different ages and with different difficulties.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult survivors of child sexual abuse from a female abuser
£75.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 15 minute telephone or online appointment to check we're a good fit.
Daytime, Evenings ,Saturday morning appointments
I feel the role of Counsellor/Psychotherapist is a very responsible one, so I commit to spending regular quality time on my own personal development - this is usually in the form of receiving my own therapy, reading appropriate literature or attending any relevant courses. It is important I do this, to ensure I am the best person I can be for my clients.