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About me

In therapy I work by putting your needs and goals at the centre of the therapy, we will work together to make sure that therapy is not a scary place to be- but one where you feel safe and confident each session and understand yourself best.

I am also very aware how overwhelming coming to therapy can be but with that risk comes great reward for you and so if you feel you need support I will do my utmost to ensure you feel safe and secure as you need space to figure out what is best for you, then implement your needs.

I believe everyone has the ability within them to achieve their goals and potential. Sometimes get just a bit stuck, or through upbringing or life circumstances we learn ways of being that drag us down. I aim through my therapy and work to provide support to many people in these situations and allow them more clarity and comfort in their everyday life.

Life is hard and fighting yourself is even harder- but through putting you first we can work through things together and in therapy give you that voice to hear yourself in ways you never have before.

My work is usually from a person centred base and working around that integrative and solution focused work. I also have experience working from a CBT base as well as trauma based work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a qualified Psychologist with the British Psychological Society since 2012.

I am qualified up-to Master's level in Psychology and have an undergraduate degree is Psychology.

I have also worked for MIND as a mentor also.

I have since then moved into therapy and have been a fully qualified counsellor since 2018. I have worked for numerous organisations in that time, including MIND the national mental health charity as well as youth charities and charities that help our emergency services. 

I recently qualified from a course in supporting Autistic individuals, as well as completed CPD on doing group therapy.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

An initial assessment session (around 30-35 minutes) is a flat-rate of £20. 
One to one sessions (face to face, telephone or online) are £40 per session (around 50 minutes) and usually are delivered in blocks of six as we can review your needs. 

When I work

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Further information

I currently work primarily online and with telephone counselling. 

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45

Type of session

Online
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Types of client

Adults

Key details

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