It takes a lot of courage to get to the place where you can talk to someone you don't know about the situation that is causing you so much pain. To help you on this road, here is a little bit about me.
I trained as a person-centred counsellor, and see clients in my private practice; I work in doctors surgeries and with companies employed by businesses (EAPs). I have experience of working with local authorities, schools, and the NHS. I also work with clients of all ages with Asperger's Syndrome and their families.
During this time I have developed an integrated approach to counselling which is guided very much by the needs of you as the client. I believe the counselling relationship is a chance for us to work together on issues that affect your life. I also believe I can offer you the opportunity to do this by offering my respect for you in an open, honest and empathetic way.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is my professional association. As an Accredited Member of BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to its' Professional Conduct procedure. I am also a General Member of the British Psychological Society
As a practising counsellor and psychotherapist I have regular supervision and hold professional insurance. I am also actively involved in continuing professional development training.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology;
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy;
Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Pg Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling with Children and Young People;
Certificate in Couples Counselling;
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Certificate in Group Process
MBACP (Accred); UKRCP (Reg)., MBPsS
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Sexual Abuse (in the past and present), Stress associated with Asperger's/Autism, whether directly affected or as a result of close association in a family unit.
£40 Individuals. £50 Couples.
I also offer 4 sessions for the cost of 3.
There are also concessions, so please ask.
I have spaces available on Wednesdays, Thursdays (from 5 April 2018) and Saturdays and weekday evenings.
Counselling is a chance to explore issues you cannot talk to anyone else about, no matter how close they may be.
We can work quietly at a pace that suits you. I will always respect your values and coping skills that have helped you in the past.
My practice is in Maidenhead which is near to Reading, Slough, Marlow, Bourne End, High Wycombe and Windsor. The first session is a chance for us to decide if counselling is what you want and whether we can work together. We can discuss what is troubling you, as well as the boundaries of confidentiality in counselling. If at the end you don't want to continue that's not a problem.