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MBACP

About me

I offer very affordable counselling with flexible working hours, daytimes in Bath and online. I work with families, children, adolescents, individuals and couples.

I work in a person-centred way which means that I aim to build a relationship with you in which you feel safe and not judged, and in which you set the agenda.

I can help you work on a variety of problems including low mood, depression, trauma, anxiety, a sense of confusion about life, suicide, suicidal thoughts, loss and bereavement.

If you're a teenager I can help you work on self-esteem, self-harm, identity issues including gender identity, eating disorders, anxiety, low mood, friendship difficulties, family problems, and bullying.

I will work in collaboration with you in the way which suits you the best. Most people are okay with simply talking, but I also offer more creative and playful ways of working together, which might involve writing, drawing, games or even music! Sometimes working in such ways can allow you to get in touch with aspects of yourself which can feel genuinely empowering, and which may not be so easily accessed with just talking.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
Senior Playleader (BAND)
PGCE
Current Enhanced CRB check

17 years experience counselling on a broad range of issues.
2 years at Off The Record Bristol
14 years working with young people, adolescents and their families within the NHS and providing Group Supervision for colleagues.
12 years of private practice including 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adolescents and Young Adults
Parenting Issues
Meaninglessness
Philosophical Dilemmas
Relationships
Family Issues
Depression
Disability
Pornography Addiction
Video Game Addiction

Fees

From £35.00 to £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling £35-£65 (lower rate negotiable if at school/college, or on a low income)
Supervision £25/ half hour (concessions negotiable)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytimes and evenings in Bath and online. I do occasionally offer Saturday or Sunday sessions.

The Practice Rooms, 26 Upper Borough Walls, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1RH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a CPCAB qualified supervisor with lots of experience supervising trainee, newly-qualified established counsellors and groups.

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