Dip. Couns. Reg MBACP
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I am a qualified and experienced counsellor & psychotherapist offering person-centred counselling and Rewind Therapy. I am also able to offer single session Therapy and ecotherapy (walk and talk).
I became a counsellor after extensive careers in the RAF and then education. I realised I valued helping people achieve their goals more than just teaching them. I was to combine my teaching experience and counselling studies in a role as a tutor and training manager for student counsellors. This required me to develop an understanding of other ways of working (Gestalt, Inner Child, Transactional Analysis etc) that I am able to bring to support my clients - whilst remaining person-centred and supportive of my client's own autonomy.
I have proven experience in supporting clients to resolve issues related to bereavement, grief & loss, life changing and life-limiting conditions, trauma (including PTSD & c-PTSD).
A counselling role within Employee Assistance Programs means I am also practised in supporting my clients in issue involving general anxiety and work-related stress and anxiety.
I have also worked successfully with survivors of domestic abuse to overcome their traumas using Rewind Therapy alongside a person centred way of working. I have also studied suicide and self-harm awareness.
2019's 'Lockdown' saw me qualify in telephone and online counselling - I use a hassle-free secure medical platform for video appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Pastoral Care & Listening skills (1 & 2) RAF Amport House 1999/2000
- BTEC level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2020
- Certificate of Rewind Therapy Uncommon Knowledge Feb 2020
- TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Suicide & Self Harm Jan 2022
- ACTO Certified Online & Telephone counselling Counselling Tutor May 2019
- Ecotherapy & Walk and Talk Counselling CPD Module CPCAB June 2021
- 1 day CPD Event Single Session Therapy with Prof W Dryden Dec 2021.
- Effective Brief Psychotherapy Human Givens Feb 2022
Currently working on Employee assistance Schemes for two separate organisations.
Volunteer counsellor with St Barnabas' Hospice, Lincoln.
Was employed as Education manager with responsibility for course design, lesson and resource production and presentation and assessment of students for level 5 Professional Diploma in Counselling courses.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £80.00
Concessions offered for
Person-centred counselling and Walk & Talk therapy £40 per 1 hour appointment
Rewind Therapy £80 covers both therapy appointment and follow-up review 2 weeks later. (required).
Single Session Therapy £60 covers an initial consultation, a 75mins therapy appointment and a follow-up short 'check-in'.
I offer a 50% discount on Rewind therapy fees for serving military and veterans experiencing PTSD/c-PTSD related issues.
Student counsellors requiring personal therapy as part of their training also receive a 50% discount on all therapies.
When I work
Currently mainly working by telephone and online appoinmtents. I am able to offer face to face only as 'walk and talk' in the Lincoln area.
A wider understanding of many counselling and psychotherapy approaches (psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT etc) has been gained through my experience in training and supporting student counsellors. I am able to bring this to benefit all my clients whilst remaining in the proven person centred modality.