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UKCP Reg. MBACP (Accred)

About me

I have been practising as a counsellor since 2008 and work with adults on a time-limited or open-ended basis.

I base my private practice at Wimborne Therapy Centre and I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which you can explore your thoughts and experiences without feeling judged or being told what to do. There are times when life can be very stressful. For example, difficulties at work or in your home life can result in feelings of depression, anxiety or an inability to cope with everyday life, and counselling could offer you a space in which to talk about your difficulties or problems.

I am a UKCP registered Existential-Analytic Psychotherapist and am an accredited clinical member of the Southern Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am also an accredited, registered member of BACP.

Prior to undertaking my psychotherapy training I worked for the NHS as a Mental Health Support Worker and have experience of working with people who have been diagnosed with a wide range of mental health issues.

I have worked in a variety of settings, including an HIV charity, a university counselling service and a community low cost counselling service.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist my approach is informed by several theoretical models; Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Existential. What is most important, however, is that I see each person as an individual and work with them in the way that best suits their needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Health Care Studies (Bournemouth University)
  • BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling (Roehampton University)
  • MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
  • PhD Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
  • I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist
  • I am a member of the BACP and abide by their Code of Conduct and ethical standards.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

£50 an hour

I can offer concessions to people on a low income.

When I work

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Wimborne Therapy Centre, 41C East Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1DX

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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