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Therapist and Supervisor. BSc, MSc, PG Dip, MBACP (accred.)

About me

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I am an experienced and professional accredited counsellor with many years of experience offering safe, non-judgemental and confidential counselling and psychotherapy. I have worked in the charity and private sectors as well as working in addiction rehabilitation services. I have an MSc in Addiction Psychology and understand the issues that can lead to and maintain this behaviour. This is in addition to my training in integrative counselling and in supervision.

It is important to address the issues that contribute to the addictive behaviour. These issues may be depression, anxiety, stress of trauma. By seeking support for and addressing these issues, it offers the opportunity to break the cycle of destructive behaviours and make the changes needed to live a life free from them.

I work collaboratively with clients and offer a flexible approach that respects your circumstances and offers a space free from judgement.

I offer a free, no-obligation telephone consultation to discuss your needs and answer any questions that you have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 14 years of experience working in the charity sector and in private practice. I am trained as an integrative counsellor as well as having studied CBT, mental health and family work. I have a BSc in psychology and an MSC in Addiction Psychology and Counselling.

As an integrative counsellor I use theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, person-centred and CBT based. I have experience with a wide range of issues and have worked with individuals groups and families.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £50 per hour for counselling and £50 per hour for supervision. I believe that counselling should be available to all who want it. Therefore I offer lower cost counselling for students and those who are not employed.

I offer a free 30 minute conversation to discuss your needs and whether I am the right person to support you. We will meet weekly for one hour thereafter.

When I work

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I am available most weekdays in online. I have some weekend and evening availability. 

I am currently working only online due to Covid-19.

Further information

I am a registered member of BACP and am bound by their code of ethics. I am fully supervised.

Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am qualified to offer clinical supervision and reflective practice to individuals. I offer reduced price supervision to counselling students.

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