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Welcome. BACP accredited counsellor currently offering counselling via telephone, Zoom and skype. BUPA/Aviva approved, with over twenty years experience. Also approved by e.a.p.'s and other health insurance companies
Fees £45.00 Availability Monday - Friday 09.30 - 17.30 Weekend Availability Also offer CBT/counselling support to people experiencing trauma and going through personal injury claim. Fee for personal injury work £50.00
BACP accredited counsellor offering accepting, supportive space for you to talk about what you need and be heard. Perhaps you need to speak about living through these current times. Perhaps it is something else you need support with.
Do you need support with workplace or personal stresses; a bereavement, a life transition e.g. leaving home, beginning a new relationship, a change in health etc. Perhaps support is needed for personal growth. Are there unhelpful behaviours and beliefs that you would like to change.
Is something from your past still unresolved...................
Being heard in counselling can help you come to a deeper understanding of yourself and of what matters.
The quality of the relationship you and your Counsellor create together (known as the therapeutic alliance) plays an important part in any change. Our first meeting together gives you a sense of how you would feel working with me.
Each person is different, so at our first meeting I will listen to your counselling needs and this will inform how we may work together. This can change over time as your needs change and as you progress. I am experienced in working in many styles of counselling, including cognitive behavioural therapy, integrative, person centred, psychodynamic, solution focused.
My counselling experience is expansive and includes offering emotional support by telephone, Zoom, Video WhatsApp and face to face counselling. My telephone counselling work includes ten years experience on an e.ap. helpline; 13 years working on an addiction helpline. Since Covid I support many clients who prefer to work remotely.
Additionally I have several years voluntary counselling experience within a well known mental health charity, working face to face with clients. Clients may be referred to the charity for counselling by their g.p.'s, psychiatrists, social worker, key worker etc I offered both short term counselling and long term work here.
I have eleven years experience working in the field of smoking cessation as a counsellor and debrief facilitator so understand and am skilled in supporting people who are wanting to change addictive/unhelpful behaviours. I hold full NCSCT certification as a smoking cessation practitioner.
Other counselling I have offered on a voluntary basis has been for a well known bereavement charity, as a student counsellor at a university, within two London Hospitals and within the voluntary sector
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Training in clinical assessments
Training in brief therapy
(one year placement within London Hospital,
to support above course, taking referrals from g.p.'s/hospital)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Depression
(Examined training at Kings College London)
Acceptance and Commitment therapy Training
Bereavement training - Cruse training
Trauma and Recovery/working with personal trauma/road trauma
The Art of Focusing (the Felt Sense - body connections)
Training in Neuro Linguistic Programing
Training in Smoking Cessation/ten years experience working
in this field.
Training in telephone counselling
Training in understanding addictions/withdrawal processes
One year training in group counselling/understanding organisational processes
One year training in psychotherapy
Nine month practical training in systemic/family counselling
Training in Motivational interviewing and Solution Focused counselling
City & Guilds 7307 (stage 1) Further & Adult Ed. Teachers
Full NCSCT Certification as a Smoking Cessation Advisor
NCSCT "Smoking Cessation in Mental Health" Certificate
NCSCT "Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy and the Post Partum Period" Certificate Compassion focused therapy
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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).
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
BUPA Recognised. Provider Reference Number 30010343 (Referral through G.P.)
AVIVA Recognised Provider Number 600083072
Provider with other Health Insurance Companies Fees £45.00
Also offer CBT/Integrative counselling support to Clients following Road Trauma and going through Personal Injury - Fees £50
When I work
09.30 - 17.30 hours Monday - Friday
Counselling premises have good parking facilities and are a few minutes from Three Bridges Station
Counselling premises in Crawley(easily accessible by road and rail from East Grinstead, Horsham,
Haywards Heath, Horley, Redhill, and surrounding areas