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BSc (Hons) MBACP

About me

We all have times in our lives when things can seem unclear and overwhelming and sometimes we need help to make sense of what is happening. My belief is that we grow in relationship and it takes strength to reach out and to connect with others but, in doing this we are better able to make contact with ourselves.

I offer a safe, non-judgemental environment in which clients can talk through their thoughts and feelings. I work holistically and relationally in line with my Humanistic philosophy and I am passionate about helping others to gain insight into their unconscious processes in order to help them to grow as an individual and to feel acceptance of self.

I have experience of working one to one with clients of different cultures, ages and backgrounds. As a full member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I work in accordance with their code of ethics to provide a safe and confidential service for my clients.

My working hours are as follows:

Monday 09.30 - 17:00

Tuesday 09.30 - 14.30

Wednesday 09.30 - 14.30

Thursday 09.30 - 14.30

Friday 09.30 - 17:00

I charge £50 for individuals & £60 for couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)- SPTI and the University of Stafford
  • RNDipHE (Adult)- University of Wolverhampton
  • Training in supporting victims of Sexual abuse and Rape- (SARAC)
  • Training in supporting people who self-harm
  • Training in dementia awareness- Mind
  • Safeguarding and child protection training
  • Experience working with clients at the Sexual Abuse Rape Advice Centre (SARAC) and at Burton and District Mind.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Each counselling session is £50 per hour.

Further information

You have already made the first step by looking for a therapist. If you like what you have read here then give me a call or send me an email and I will be happy to have a chat with you about how you would like to proceed forward.

I am happy to work with clients on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.

I am unable to answer my phone when working so please leave your name and telephone number on my confidential answering machine and I will get back to you as soon as I am able to.

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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The property is in the centre of Sutton Coldfield so, can be accessed by bus or train. My therapy room is based on the 2nd floor and unfortunately there is no lift in the building so, clients would need to be able to climb two flights of stairs.

Online platforms

Skype