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Counsellor, MBACP (Accredited & Registered)

About me

Welcome

I am an experienced therapist, Accredited and Registered with the BACP, offering individual and couples therapy. Over the last 12 years, I have established a successful private practice in Plymouth, working with people seeking help with a broad range of issues. I offer short term and long term work.

I recognise that it takes courage to seek therapy and I offer a warm welcome to help people feel comfortable and at ease.

You might be feeling anxious, low or depressed, have difficulty sleeping, and not know why.  Or you might have a particular issue that is troubling you.  Therapy provides a space to explore what is concerning you, in the context of a unique relationship that is accepting and non-judgmental.  There is an opportunity to slow down and reflect, so that new realisations and awareness can emerge. I offer a mindful presence, gently noticing what is being experienced in the room.

My core training is in Integrative Counselling, employing a humanistic and person-centred approach.

"The most precious thing we can offer others is our presence." - Thich Naht Hanh

Training, qualifications & experience

My background

I was employed in the NHS for twenty five years, initially as a Mental Health Nurse and latterly as a therapist.

I have worked in a variety of contexts, including mental health services, day therapy centres, GP practices, a youth agency, and a psychotherapy department. Throughout this time I have engaged with people individually and in groups, paying attention to their stories and experiences, rather than diagnosis.

Professional Qualification & Membership

Integrative Counsellor - British Assoc of Counselling & Psychotherapy(BACP) - Accredited & Registered.

Other Training/Qualifications:-

Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling - Iron Mill Institute
Gender Equality & Mental Health - Inequality Agenda
Introduction to Group Analysis - Group Analysis S/West
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - University of Plymouth
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Assessment and Formulation
- University of Plymouth
Supervision Course - RELATE
Qualified Mental Health Nurse

Publications

Scarves Around the World - Heather Morfett shares her experience of working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse in India. Therapy Today, November 2013, Vol24/issue 9 www.therapytoday.net  Also on www.rahifoundation.org

Groupwork for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Childhood - Lorna Coulson and Heather Morfett describe how women overcame feelings of isolation and shame by sharing their exprences in a safe, all female space. Mental Health Practice September 2013 Vol17/no 1 www.mentalhealthpractice.co.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling: £60/session

I am available for short term and long term work.

Clinical Supervision: £80 - 90 minutes

Couples / Family Therapy: £120 - 90 minutes, working with a co-therapist

The Therapy Space, WH9 Western Hangar, Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9SJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I have many years experience offering Clinical Supervision to people from a variety of disciplines and clinical backgrounds.

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