Dip Counselling, Reg. MBACP
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I am a Person-Centred counsellor with experience in working with adults who are dealing with a range of issues that cause distress. I offer non-judgmental acceptance and a safe, confidential environment so that clients can express their feelings and explore the underlying concerns that are impacting their lives. Previous clients have complimented me on being empathetic and good at listening to what is being said without being judgmental. I provide an opportunity to talk through difficulties and bring clarity and order to what is being experienced.
I come from a corporate management background where I led a number of professional teams and acted as a mentor and senior line manager. I have worked with team members who have suffered from stress due to workplace and home pressures, and I have guided them through to improved mental health. So, if your workplace is causing you difficulty, either as a leader or a team member, my experience may be of help to you.
As a committed Christian with a pastoral care role in church leadership, I can support clients who are seeking to understand their mental health in the context of their Christian faith.
What I can help with
I can help clients to lay out the timeline of key experiences that have led to their current level of distress. This will help to identify areas where hurt still exists, giving focus to unpacking the past and bringing clarity to how it relates to the present. I can also help clients to feel that they have been heard, reducing their sense of isolation, leading to a greater ability to take action that changes present circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I'm a Registered Member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I trained in two local voluntary counselling services in Warrington and Runcorn during 2018/2019 and have lived in Warrington for almost 30 years.
I have worked with adult clients across all age groups and backgrounds, and built relationships that are supportive, therapeutic and professional. These relationships help clients to feel welcome and valued, enabling them to talk about distressing issues in an open way.
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
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
From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session
My fee for counselling via Zoom or by telephone is £35 per hour. For "in person" counselling, my fee is £45 per hour.
Payments are made by bank transfer at least 24 hours before the appointment.
Appointment cancellations within 48 hours will attract the full fee.
When I work
I can offer sessions during Monday and Tuesday mornings, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
My First Session
I offer an initial 30-minute session free of charge by telephone or Zoom. This will give us the opportunity to assess whether we are likely to be able to work well together and we will briefly explore what is causing the client’s distress and consider if Person-Centred counselling is an appropriate approach. Assuming that this goes well, further appointments can be scheduled at a time which suits both the client and myself.