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MBACP Accredited & UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor

About me

I provide a safe, professional, friendly and confidential service to individuals, couples and families. Having trained separately in counselling and psychology, I tailor the service I provide to suit the specific needs of each individual client (couple or family).
Working primarily on a short-term therapy basis (typically between six and eighteen sessions) and long-term therapy when appropriate, I help individuals and couples over the age of sixteen with many different issues and therapeutic aims. As well as my work in private practice, I have also fulfilled other counselling/therapy roles within the NHS, Occupational, Charity and Public sectors.
I practice from a Person-centred perspective and use a combination of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA), in order to help people with a broad range of therapeutic needs. I respect that everyones problems are very complex and unique. Therefore I believe that a flexible approach has the potential to meet a clients particular needs at a given time during the counselling process.

Training, qualifications & experience

M.Sc. Psych., B.Sc. Psych., Adv. P.G. Dip. Couns., MBACP.

I am a member of the Counselling Psychology division of the British Psychological Society (BPS),an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and an Independent Registered Counsellor with the UKCP. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a Bupa UK Service Provider so members of Bupa can have their fees paid for them.

Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
M.Sc. Psychology
B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology
Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Certified Couples Counsellor
M.A. Elective Course in Brief/Short Term Therapy
M.A. Elective Course in Counselling Supervision
Hynotherapy Master Practitioner
CISM Critical Incident and Stress Management

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Individual Counselling
Couples Counselling
Family Counselling
Telephone Counselling

Fees

Additional information

£70 per session for individuals
£90 for couples
£100 for families
A full 24 hours notice is required for cancelled appointments otherwise the full fee is payable.
Payment is made either online before each session, or cash or cheque at the end of each session.
Organisations are invoiced on a monthly basis or at the end of a given contract period.
My fees are reviewed on an annual basis.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday 9am to 3 pm

Wednesday 9 am to 12:30 pm and 4 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday 9 am to 3 pm

Further information

Other sevices offered by my practice are:
- Telephone Counselling
- Skype Counselling
- Teams Counselling
Please go to website (address above) for further details of these services.

ACT - Advance Counselling & Therapy, Weston Grove, Upton, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1QH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person

I have been supervising counsellors since 2005 and gained my qualification in supervising in June 2006.

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