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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Welcome to my profile and thank you for viewing.  I offer a welcoming and confidential environment where you can be yourself.  Life can be unpredictable and at times you may find it hard to cope.  It can help to share painful, difficult or confusing feelings with someone you can trust.  It is my goal to build a trusting,  respectful and non-judgemental relationship with you.  I believe the power of being heard is huge ...and can be the beginning of sustainable positive changes.  Together we can explore possible unhelpful patterns of behaviour and begin to make some sense of what is going on for you. Becoming more aware can help you to consider your choices as together we explore your next steps.

I have been in private practice since 2006 and specialise in working with individuals.  In addition I have experience of working within the NHS and for a local counselling charity.  The number of sessions you will benefit from depends on what brings you to counselling.  We can work in either an open-ended way or to a fixed number of sessions, whatever suits you best.

If you'd like to get in touch we can discuss your needs going forward.  You'll be very welcome to come along for an initial assessment. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Clinical Supervision
BACP Accredited Practitioner
Trained Online Counsellor                                                                                          Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Life Coaching
Diploma in Life Coaching
B Ed (Hons)
NLP Practitioner


I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been counselling for a number of years and see clients with a wide range of issues. Through my work in the Education sector I have considerable experience in working with adolescents and young people experiencing a range of difficulties.

As well as working in private practice, my experience includes working within the NHS and for a local counselling agency. In addition I am an Associate Counsellor for Employee Assist companies.  I am Bupa recognised.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with clients encountering low self esteem and confidence.

Photos & videos

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Counselling:  £50 per 50 minute session

Supervision for Counsellors: £50  per hour

Supervision for Students: £45.00 per hour

When I work

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Further information

My practice is close to central Chelmsford - approximately 15 minutes walk from the town centre and two minutes from bus routes. Easy parking.

Face to face, Zoom, Facetime, Phone and WhatsApp video sessions are offered.  

Redgates Place, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6BG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

An experienced supervisor, I have worked with counsellors from a range of modalities. My aim is to support and encourage you in your client work.

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