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MBACP (BA Hons Counselling, BA Hons Crim/Psych, Dip CBT) Supervisor

About me

"“Becoming free is learning about yourself; the scared and the insecure, the brilliant and the bold. Embrace both for the journey is yours and yours alone, but for a brief period, you may need another wandering soul, who can journey with you and share your load" (Riitta Klint)

We all face tough situations every day and normally we manage just fine, however there are times when life can get too much and our mind and body tell us that they are struggling to understand and can’t quite process what has happened. This is where counselling can help, as you have a space, where you can sit uninterrupted to try to make sense of your world, and the therapist is there to provide support, not answers (although when a counsellor and a client work together, answers are often found).

I am an integrative therapist, which means that I am able to offer different types of therapy depending on the needs of each client. At the core of my practice is Person-Centred Therapy, which places the individual and their experiences at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. I have over 15 years experience working with young people, individuals, parents and families in a variety of different settings. This has also included working with individuals who are seeking to explore their spirituality.

Effective therapy is about working with the client to find resolution and strategies that will not only help in the short term, but will provide the client with resources they can use throughout their life.

I am passionate about offering a professional and affordable service that is accessible to all, because I believe that therapy is able to help individuals maintain good mental health, build up emotional resilience and improve life satisfaction.

I offer a non judgemental, confidential, professional service and am also able to work with clients online, via the telephone and in their own homes.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • First class honours BA degree in Counselling Studies.
  • BA Honours in Psychology and Criminology
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Diploma in using CBT with Psychosis.
  • Diploma in Professional Supervision
  • Mindfulness and Self Hypnosis
  • Freedom Programme
  • Level 3 in Children’s Counselling
  • Working with Depression
  • Working with Anxiety and Stress
  • Working with Substance Abuse

Member organisations

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

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Fees

Additional information

£40-£65 per session for therapy

£50-65 per supervision session

£65 relationship counselling per session. 

Further information

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Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN34

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

The aim of supervision is to provide a safe, supportive space in which individuals engage in critical and personal reflection.

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