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About me

I have a calm, reassuring, engaging and professional manner and am open to issues of difference and diversity. As a visually impaired man, I have become aware that this has further facilitated my non-judgemental attitude towards clients.

As a registered member of the BACP, I have a Diploma in the Adlerian approach to counselling, and also integrate aspects from other approaches such as CBT and the Person-Centred models. Encouragement is a crucial foundation to my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor. My main counselling experience has been within a GP surgery, working with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, self-worth, work stress, relationship issues, childhood and domestic abuse, and suicidal ideation.

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

Fees

£48.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Each session is an hour long.

My standard rate per session is £48 for remote sessions (phone or online), £52 for in-person.

I do offer a £24 concessionary rate for people on DWP or other allowances/benefits, such as JSA, ESA DLA/PIP.
Please contact me if you have any questions around whether you would qualify for this rate.

When I work

COVID-19 Update: I am able to provide remote sessions over Zoom or by phone. Please get in touch for details.

Further information

I’m able to hold sessions either face to face or remotely.

For face to face sessions I practice from Sawston, either in my home, or from a room on the High Street.

Remote sessions are held via phone or zoom.

Sawston is located between Cambridge and Saffron Walden and handily placed for the M11, A11 & A14. Please refer to the map below for a guide.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22

1 High Street, Sawston, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 3BG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Online platforms

Zoom