I am a qualified and professional Person-Centred Counselling practitioner, I offer my clients a warm and supportive way of being through their individual and unique process of change. I endeavour to demonstrate consistent empathy and unconditional positive regard to my clients, whilst they experience varied client issues. I offer authentic investment into the therapeutic alliance, leading with my loyalty to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) Ethical Framework for the counselling professions. Moreover, I facilitate an anti-oppressive, non-authoritarian environment where clients can remain self-governing and at the centre of the work.
I have a mature and experienced manner that I carry in all my personal and professional roles. My role as your counsellor is not to attempt to provide you with answers and advice, but to be a mirror in which you can look upon yourself to regain a view of your real self. I can however, sit with you as you bring your inner self into the therapeutic space and be there with you, enabling a non-judgemental and safe humanistic space.
I saw that I must stop playing at the role of a professional therapist and allow my potentials, talents and skills, my total experience as a human being to blend naturally into the relationship with the client and whenever humanly possible to meet them as a whole person (Mousakas, 1950).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Studies with Honours (BA hons), where I undertook three years of undergraduate counselling training accredited by the University of Hull. Moreover, I have completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE, Level7), Where I have qualified as a professional teacher and am currently facilitating counsellor training and teaching at the local university. Subsequently, I have supported students through their academic studies and trained them in the Psychological, theoretical and ethical basis for the counselling profession in which they are entering.
I have gained my BACP registered membership status.
I am covered by professional indemnity insurance and full DBS.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Currently working toward a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I am currently seeing adult clients of 18 years and above, offering one-to-one counselling from my private residence, please enquire for full address if you require appointment. I can offer a comfortable environment, with a quiet road for parking.