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About me

Are you finding life tough at the moment? I may be able to help. You do not have to do it on your own.

As an experienced BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist I have helped many clients who were depressed, anxious, stuck, bereaved, bullied, abused, angry, suicidal or simply overwhelmed by life.

I offer you a safe space to be yourself at my private practice in Wellington. I am Senior Accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their ethical framework.

I have always been fascinated about psychology and personal growth, although I worked in an international corporate environment in a previous career.

I am a race and culture aware therapist. My approach in working with clients is creative and awareness oriented. My key values as a counsellor/psychotherapist are humour and creativity, openness and trust, sharing, hope and optimism, as well as growth and autonomy.

Each session is tailored to your needs and my aim is to help you thrive again.

Taking the first step toward getting help is often the most difficult.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
BACP Senior Accreditation for Supervisor BACP Senior Accreditation for Counsellor/Psychotherapist
PGDip Jungian Studies
Cert Wak & Talk Therapy
Adv Cert Online & Telephone Counselling
Cert Couples & Relationship Counselling
Post Qualifying Dip Supervision
BACP Accreditation
Post Qualifying Dip Integrative Sandplay Therapy
Post Qualifying Dip in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Adv Dip Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)

Other training
Internal Family Systems (IFS),  Bereavement studies,               Depression Patterns,
Treating Trauma,
Attachment Theory,
Trauma and the Body,
Dissociation and DID,
Working with relational trauma,
Child Sexual Abuse,
Fighting Domestic Violence & Abuse,
Bereavement Counselling,
Relational Depth,
Creative Therapeutic Journalling,
Creative Therapies,
Poetry Therapy,
Race, Culture & Anti-Discrimination core competence, and many more…

Experience
I have a private practice in Wellington from where I also offer supervision for counselling trainees, qualified therapists, clinical supervisors and those working in caring professions.

I have been a practising counsellor/psychotherapist since 2009, a clinical supervisor since 2016, and I worked as a lecturer at the Iron Mill College in Exeter teaching counsellor trainees on the Foundation Degree course, accredited by Worcester University, and on their Advanced Diploma and Certificate courses.

I can also counsel in Dutch if preferred.

Professional memberships and standards
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) with which I am Senior Accredited as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Senior Accredited as a Supervisor.

ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) for which I hold a Level 2 Professional Membership.

PCU (Psychotherapy and Counselling Union)

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

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

15 mins free initial consultation 
£60 per hour for individuals
£80 per 1.5 hour for supervision

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekdays 8am - 4.30pm

Further information

I understand that seeing a counsellor for the first time can cause some anxiety. This is very normal. I offer a brief initial chat to give you an idea of what counselling is and an opportunity to talk about and establish what it is you would like to resolve and to find out if therapy could be helpful for you. We would agree on the suitability for long or short-term therapy and the desired frequency. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have.

More importantly, this initial chat is designed for you to decide if you can work with me. It is important that you feel genuinely happy. I will also be honest if I don't think I am the right counsellor for you. All enquiries will be strictly confidential.

Wellington, Somerset, TA21

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Dutch

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

As an experienced BACP Snr Accred Supervisor, and also qualified for online and telephone counselling, I offer you a collaborative relationship.

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