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Registered MBACP (Accred)

About me

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 15 years.

In addition to a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, I have a qualification in Therapeutic Hypnosis and a Psychology Degree.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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.


Additional information

My fee for a 50 minute (daytime, weekday) session is currently £35, although there may be a reduction available for students and those of pensionable age.

There is some availability for evening sessions (starting 5pm onwards) and weekend sessions but these will be a bit more costly. Please ask for a price.

When I work

9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with possibility of early evening sessions on weekdays and some weekend sessions  Evening and Weekend sessions tend to be more costly but please ask for a price.

Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31

Type of session

In person

Types of client