I offer one to one Counselling in a confidential setting. I deal with a range of issues and have a particular interest in Anxiety (including Social Anxiety), Stress Reduction and Performance related stress (this can be exams, sports or business).
I am available to offer supervision to fellow Counsellors and may offer a discount to students if they have to pay privately for sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered Counsellor and an Accredited Member of the BACP (Registered Member MBACP(Accred). I have conducted several thousand hours of counselling sessions over the last decade.
In addition to a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, I have a qualification in Therapeutic Hypnosis and a Psychology Degree.
Registered / Accredited
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.
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
Performance related issues such as Exams, Business Presentations and Sports Performance. Helping people reduce stress and maximise performance. I am available for consultation by groups in terms of exploring anxiety, improving relaxation and performance of teams (or relationships between individuals in teams).
In addition to Counselling experience, my initial career related to 15 years in a blue chip financial services organisation and therefore I have considerable practical experience to draw upon with regard to work based stress and performance issues.
My fee for a 50 minutes session is currently £35, although there may be a reduction available for student and those of pensionable age.
8am to 5pm start Monday to Friday and with possibility of early evening sessions on a Wednesday and Friday. Some availability Saturday mornings.