Senior Accredited Counsellor MA. PGCE, Fellow BACP
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If you are reading this it is probable that you, or someone close to you, would like help with a difficulty in your life. This could be a recent issue or it could be something that goes back a long way.
What I can offer:
Time and space to talk through issues, either past or present, and explore feelings, thoughts and behaviours in a neutral and accepting environment.
An opportunity to gain new insights, again about past or present issues.
Time to consider whether or what effect past events may have had on present living.
Consider unehlepful patterns that have reoccurred in your life that you may want to change.
I am mostly working on line or via telephone these days as it seems to suit many people. atlhough I do offer limited spaces for people wanting to talk face to face. The advantages of on-line work is that there is no travel involved and we can speak anywhere as long as we both have a quiet and private space for the duration of the call.
What happens after you contact me?
After you have contacted me I will suggest that we meet once, to decide whether we are a good match. People often come to therapy not knowing what to expect, so our different expectations need to be explored in the early sessions. This is your chance to tell me what your hopes and fears may be and my chance to tell you if this is something I am able to help with.
If we agree to work together we would then meet regularly (usually once a week for the first few weeks, at least) in order to help you achieve your goals. Sessions are then open-ended as long as we are both willing and able to work together.
My normal working days are Monday- Wednesday.
Please do contact me with any questions you might have.
My philosophical position is that all approaches work some of the time and none work all of the time. I have much the same philosophy toward supervision. Consequently, I encourage supervisees to discover a way of working, both with their own clients and with the supervisory relationship that, whilst being sufficiently rigorous, best suits their own individual way of working.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced (over 40 years) qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, working and living in West Yorkshire, convenient for areas such as Bingley, Bradford, Keighley, Ilkley, Saltaire, Shipley, and Skipton, with Leeds around half-an -hour away.
As well as counselling and therapy, I write about ethical practice in counselling and therapy.
Over a career that spans nearly 30 years I have worked with a large number of issues, including relationship difficulties, work-based issues, anxiety, bulimia, compulsive eating, gender issues, couples counselling amongst others.
I offer supervision to counsellors or trainee counsellors at any level of experience or training.
MA in Counselling
BACP Senior Registered/Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Accreditation is considered the "gold standard" in counselling and therapy)
Fellow of BACP. ( this is an honour awarded to those who have made a distinguished contribution to the organisation and/or the profession).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (this is an award given to those who have achieved a level of expertise working in Higher Education)
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples counselling (any sexuality or gender)
Supervision for trainees or experienced therapists at any level from Ist year of training to retirement.
Training in counselling (listening) skills and group work
Concessions offered for
Currently (Feb 2018) £45 per 50 minute session. I have some reduced fees on a first-come first-served basis.
When I work
Mondays and Tuesdays, first appointment 9am last appointment 6.30pm
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions you may have, of follow the link to my web-site.