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Hello, I have been practising as an Integrative Therapist for over 20 years now and find that this way of working both helpful and beneficial for my clients as we are able to adapt the therapy required by each individual/couple and tailor the work to their requirements. I am a Registered Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist and an Individual Member of BABCP, MfiL, registered with BUPA and NADA. I use a variety of approaches Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, CBT, Inner Child Work, Psychodynamic to adapt to the way my clients issues are affecting them. I work with a variety of issues ranging from Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Work place Stress, Relationship difficulties, Anger Issues and have found that the ability for a client to feel understood and heard is vital.
I have previously worked in the mental health field for over 5 years facilitating groups in both therapeutic work and creative courses to help alleviate distressing symptoms. All levels of symptoms from mild depression to anger issues.
I have taught all levels of Counselling qualification together with Confidence Building, Assertiveness and Drug and Alcohol Awareness for over 10 years now and thoroughly enjoy this.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling (ABC Awarding Body) 2002
Transactional Analysis TA101 - 2005
City & Guilds Teaching 7407 I and II
Self Harm and Suicide Risk
Inner Child Work
Arts in Mental Health Level I and II - 7.2007
Trauma and Body Work (PTSD) - 9.2012
Level 5 CBT Theory and Skills - 1.11
I have previously worked within the voluntary sector for over 5 years providing both one to one and group work with service users experiencing severe and enduring mental health difficulties.
I have been in private practice for over 14 years now working with a variety of Employee Assistance Providers (EAP) for work place employees both in my clinic and in their work place. My room is a safe place which offers a relaxing environment for clients to open up and to explore their difficulties in a non judgmental and confidential space.
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.
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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£68.00 per session
Individual client £68 per 50 minute session
Couples £85 per 50 minute session
When I work
I hire a room in Calm Studio and am available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am until 6pm.
I work with clients on a holistic basis as I believe that this view of health is vital. Life is about balance and this means being aware of how you take care of yourself or how you ignore the little signals your body gives you until you have to listen. This means being aware of how you currently deal with stresses and how this helps or hinders your overall ability to live the life you would like. I believe that counselling can offer you this arena to explore your life in detail and to make the changes you would like within a supportive environment.