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BA (Hons), Prof.Dip Psy C, MNCS (Accred)

About me

I am an NCS accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and work therapeutically with both adults and children. I have experience supporting people through challenging times in their life, who are working through grief, anxiety, depression, relational issues, legacy of abuse, Trauma and addiction. My approach is integrative, meaning that I draw on a range of theories, such as Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT to inform my work with clients.

In our work together, my aim is to offer a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore difficulties you are having in your life; whether this is to work through deep-seated issues, which may have been hidden for years, or working through a current problem, exploring the options that are necessary for you to get on with your life. The supportive therapeutic process can help you to strengthen and develop your own coping skills and your own resources, ideally, enabling you to reconnect to the essence of who you really are.

Training, qualifications & experience

AIM Awards Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

BA Hons from Loughborough University 

  • In addition to my qualifications, recent CPD courses:
  • Working With Trauma Masterclass at The Gestalt Centre
  • Understanding Traumatic Bereavement in Children and Young People at Child Bereavement UK
  • How to Run and Manage Support Groups at The Loss Foundation
  • Psychological First Aid Training at UK Health Security Agenc
  •  Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People at University of Reading
  • Covid-19: Psychological Impact, Well-being and Mental Health at Maudsley Learning and Tavistock and Portman
  • Understanding and Managing Anxiety Disorder and ADHD at Mind Body Breakthrough
  • IDAS Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness Online Training
  • Place2Be Training in:
  • Counsellor on Placement Training
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Working with Adolescents
  • Helping Children Tell Their Stories
  • Hidden Harm
  • Loss, Grief and Bereavement in Schools
  • Attachment Styles
  • Building Psychological Safety
  • Bias and Micromessages
  • Counselling Children Online

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 per 50 minute session. 

When I work

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Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Type of session

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