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This professional is available for new clients.
There may be times in our lives that things seem difficult to cope with, or understand, or maybe we just need some gentle support with adjusting to changes beyond our control, or even in making positive choices for ourselves. Counselling can enable you to gain a clearer understanding of how and why you feel, think and act as you do. Counsellors do not give advice or tell you what to do. Counselling works by enabling and supporting you to explore and find your own solutions.
I will offer you the time, privacy and support required to explore aspects of your life you may feel you need to understand better or areas in which you would like to grow. Somewhere you can talk comfortably, knowing that I am impartial and unconnected with your everyday life and as someone with who you can share thoughts and feelings. I work in an Integrative Counselling approach which has the basic assumptions that we are naturally social beings with the ability and wish to relate externally to others and internally to ourselves.
Due to the significance of relationships in this approach, the therapeutic relationship between us will be central to the process of Counselling.
In addition to my Counselling and Psychotherapy practice, I have taught in a Further Education setting, delivering various Counselling courses. I have also worked with staff members in a Mental Health Trust NHS Hospital setting, delivering training courses in Community Mental Health.
I have worked for the NHS Sheffield Primary Care Trust in a GP Medical Practice offering brief focused Counselling, and for South West Yorkshire NHS Mental Health Trust, providing longer term 'secondary care' therapy in a psychiatric hospital setting.
I have also previously been involved as a volunteer with other 'helping' agencies including an under 19's project and The Samaritans.
I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and as such am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy. Certificate in Supervision.
- Leeds University. Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
- Sheffield College.
- Counselling Awareness certificate OCN 1,
- Counselling Skills Certificate NCFE 2,
- Counselling Skills & Theory Certificate NCFE 3
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education 7407 teaching Certificate
- North Sheffield NHS PCT. Post Qualification,Professional Development Placement.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Stress Management Training
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
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
£50.00 per session
When I work
Current availability: Thursdays 09:00 am - 3:00 pm in person at my practice in Sheffield S10 or Fridays 09:00 am - 3:00 pm for Online and telephone appointments.
Please contact me for availability of sessions.