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MBACP Intergrative Therapist

About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed with feelings of depression and anxiety, and unable to cope? 

Are you seeking clarity in order to take back control of your life?

I’m an experienced, warm and down-to-earth therapist who offers a place for you to talk in confidence about the issues or problems that might be affecting you. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, I can give you the support and tools you need to move forward to positive change.

 I work in an integrated way which allows me to use a mixture of therapeutic tools and approaches. These include; person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic therapy. This means I can tailor how we work together to suit you as an individual and your needs. I put the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the counselling process and you will feel safe and supported in our sessions.

 I have many years of professional experience, working with both adults and young people with a diverse range of issues, helping them to process and overcome their difficulties. This includes being a trauma therapist for women comeing through the criminal justice system and prisons . I also have extensive training in PTSD and flashbacks.

Through counselling, many people experience changes in perspective, more satisfying relationships, increased fulfilment and deeper self-awareness. I have been privileged to share these life-changing moments with individuals through their counselling journey. 

I offer a genuine and empathic relationship where you can talk openly about your thoughts and feelings without judgement. Thank you for looking at my profile. I know that reaching out for help is a big step and that searching for a counsellor can be a challenge. If you think I can help please contact me for a free initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

 I have worked in variety of different settings and with many different adults and young people.

Trauma Therapist -working for the ministry of justice providing therapy for women coming through the criminal justice system, includeing provideing therapy for women in prisons. Working with issues such as Trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, mental health issues , anxiety, depression, gangs and county lines.

Schools/colleges-providing therapy for young people who were at risk of being sexually exploited, anxiety, depression, low confidence, looked after children and young carers, and also providing group work for LGBT young people, drugs and alcohol work and mental health.

Community settings and charities – providing therapy in women’s centres and youth clubs, also within larger organisations such as Addaction and Action for Children, where I worked with both adults and young people.

  • Level 5 Diploma in integrative counselling (2012)
  • Certificate in counselling level 2 and 3 (2011)
  • Working with complex Trauma and PTSD certificate (2021)
  • Working with Flashbacks and Dissociation certificate (2021)
  • Working with trauma memories (2021)
  • CBT training (2020)
  • Interventions for Self-harm (2020)
  • County lines training (2021)
  • Working with suicide (2020)
  • Working with gangs and gang violence (2021)
  • Shelter -homelessness training (2021)
  • Autism and Asperger training (2020)
  • Serious and organized crime training (2021)
  • Child exploitation training (2019)
  • Safeguarding adults (2019)
  • Safeguarding children (2018)

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

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 a session

Please contact me to discuss fees if needed

When I work

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
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