Registered Accredited MBACP
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I am a BACP accredited counsellor and I offer a confidential face-to-face or online counselling service. I have over 26 years experience in working with individuals over the age of 18. I aim to respond to new client enquiries within 48 hours.
I provide a warm and non-judgemental environment where people can explore issues that are troubling them, such as difficulty in relationships, anxiety, loss and bereavement, depression and low self-esteem. Many people suffer with high levels of stress in the workplace and I work with many people in this situation. Stress can also lead to problems with anger so I offer help with anger-management. I believe it's good to talk and very often people find it easier to talk to someone they're not emotionally close to.
Having experienced the benefits of counselling personally, I provide a safe place for others to experience the same benefits through a counselling relationship which can help them discover solutions to their problems. I believe each person is unique and I draw on several different counselling approaches to find the one that fits each individual. The counselling process is like a journey and I am committed to staying with the client through their journey until they are ready to go it alone.
I am a qualified supervisor offering supervision to counsellors and trainees. I also offer supervision to staff who work in charitable organisations or agencies in the helping professions.
I have two parking spaces at my premises. Watton has frequent daytime bus services from the surrounding villages and towns.
Training, qualifications & experience
Special Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Working with Addiction
Diploma in Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Workshops over the past 20 years covering many issues such as eating disorders, self harm, trauma, recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, the spectrum of mental health, depression, suicide, dissociative identity disorder.
I attended three Gestalt training weekends in 2015 and 2016, one of which was in Berlin where the German trainer lives.
I have over 26 years of counselling experience. One of my areas of expertise is working with adult survivors of sexual abuse.
I also have experience in working through an interpreter with non-English speaking clients.
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
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fees for counselling are £40 per hour. I have a sliding scale to help in cases of financial hardship - please call or email me to discuss this.
My fee for supervision is £40 per hour, negotiable for trainee counsellors.
When I work
Tuesday 9.30 - 5.00pm, Wednesday 9.30 - 5.00pm, Thursday 9.30 - 5.00pm
I offer daytime appointments Tuesday to Thursday.
I am committed to Continuous Personal Development to enhance my practice and regularly attend workshops and training courses on a variety of topics to ensure that I am up to date with the latest developments in counselling and psychotherapy.