MA, BA(Hons), PGCE, PG(Dip),MBACP Registered
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With over thirty years' experience in counselling, I offer a warm, compassionate, friendly, empathic, person-centred approach. Clients value a chance to think about their lives in a safe, confidential, environment.
I have a varied experience: self -referrals, working for NHS staff and patients, conducting career reviews in a major blue chip company, referrals from industry, a GP practice, and recommendations from previous clients.
I specialise in working with people who seek help with:
*bereavement and loss
*divorce and affairs
*couples relationship work
*career crossroads, or redundancy
*carers dealing with the elderly, the frail, the sick, or the vulnerable, or those with learning difficulties
*parents looking after children with SEN (Special Educational Needs) or learning differences or disabilities.
Sometimes things seem to overwhelm us and then some sessions of counselling can help to clarify the way ahead.
Daytime and evening appointments available.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA, BA (Hons), PGCE, PG(Dip) with Merit. MBACP(Registered)
Long experience in a wide variety of settings with people from all backgrounds, and walks of life.
I have also worked as a consultant to several charities, the NHS, major blue chip companies, and NFP organisations.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Following the COVID19 crisis you may be suffering heightened anxiety about a number of different problems. Grief over losing a loved one, and not being able to say a proper goodbye, or guilt about not being available, or not being allowed to go and stay with someone you care for. Working with your own and others expectations may be part of what is concerning you. A feeling of life being out of control and fear for the future may be creating your low mood.
Financial and economic concerns may be causing you anxiety now that the lockdown is easing.
Talking this through may help you gain a different perspective.
From £50.00 to £65.00
£50.00 per hour for individuals
£65.00 per hour for couples coming together
When I work
I am working a mixed mode of online and face-to face to suit clients and to flex with the Covid numbers.
I have experience of people with disabilities, and I am very interested in people with disabilities, especially learning disabilities. I am also very interested in working with carers.
Clients say they find me approachable and easy to talk to.
I always start with an assessment interview where together we work out what the issues are and then make a plan.