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My way of working is to listen, hear what your saying and work with you, to enable you to see your situation differently whether face to face or by telephone.
In my work I find it important to look at patterns in your life where you felt like this before and identify the triggers. I believe that what happens in childhood reverberates throughout our lives.
Counselling treads a fine line between guidance and advice. I’m not a friend or family member. We won’t have coffee. There are no strings to our sessions, no social expectations to our relationship. You can offload to me without fear.
By offering insights and suggesting connections, I can guide you towards a better understanding of you and your behaviours.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
- BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor
- Fellow of Counselling in Prisons Network
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Theory
- Diploma in Supervision
- Advanced cert in skills and theory
- Certificates in Skills and Theory
- Diploma in Psychiatric Studies,
- Diploma in Psychotherapy and psychology.
- Diploma in Bereavement counselling
- Degree in Certificate of Education,
- City and guilds 7302 and 7407
- Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
- Certificate in understanding Substance Abuse
I have been awarded a Fellowship of the Counselling in Prisons Network in recognition of distinctive contribution to Counselling and Therapy in the Criminal Justice System.
Supervision is very important to me and to the process of counselling. It is essential to a practice and shows good ethical practices.
I offer training on many counselling subjects see www.cinnabartraining.com
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 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Over the last five years I have realised how precious time is. I have rushed about. I have made use of every minute I’ve had in a day. Never giving myself the opportunity to sit and stare and reflect.
When I first started counselling I was taught that reflection is the biggest skill to learn. To reflect back to a client enables them to see their voice and hear the feelings behind it. But there is also a world of value in reflecting to ourselves – and this is something we rarely do.
£35.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£35 per hour -counselling
£45 per hour - Supervision
Trainees please contact.
When I work
day time, not Friday or weekends
I published a book for counsellors to work with their clients putting thoughts, feelings and emotions down on handouts. It works by taking it out of the brain and writing it down so you can see what's there.
The Cinnabar Toolkit for Counsellors Vol.1
£30 plus £3.50 p&p available on Amazon
The Toolkit contains 20 beautiful paper-based tools for counsellors and support workers to use with clients. Each tool is accompanied by guidance on its use and a case study based on actual experience with the tool. They cover a variety of issues from anger to addiction, from bereavement to stress and many others.
I have also written about my time in the prison counselling prisoners and the case studies although disguised and a true representation of the clients I have dealt with.
"Journey to Release, Counselling in a UK prison". Mo Smith with Toni Close
Available from all good bookshops inc Amazon.