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BA (Hons) MA Dip.Couns. Registered Member MBACP

About me

Hello and welcome to my Profile. I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor & Counselling Supervisor, who can offer you time and a confidential, safe space to start to explore any problem feelings and thoughts you may have. I work both face to face and online/phone to cater for everyone through these strange times we’re all living through.

Counselling can help you to discover your own resources and ways of coping. I am there to listen carefully with kindness and non judgmental understanding, enabling you to find your own way forward if, and when, you are ready. We will work together according to your pace and needs.

Could counselling help you? 
Throughout our lives most of us experience natural 'ups and downs', and most of the time we manage these well enough. However, sometimes we reach a point where events seem to overwhelm us and we feel we are struggling to manage, and carry on with our day-to-day activities.

Counselling can help to improve self-esteem, untangle emotional dilemmas, or provide much needed support to deal with grief, separation, divorce, illness or loss.
When we become low or very stressed, this can tip over into anxiety that can feel debilitating, getting in the way of our normal lives, having someone calm, neutral and non-judgmental to hear our story and provide potential coping mechanisms can really help. Although the tools to feel better are often within us, sometimes it can help to discover these resources through talking to someone trained to listen and help.

I practice at very pleasant, discreet premises in Henley in Arden, on the Stratford Road, equi-distant  to both Solihull and Stratford upon Avon and the surrounding area. The  premises have access to parking nearby and all attempts are made to accommodate clients with disabilities.

In addition to my private practices I currently work as a private Counselling Supervisor and as a Specialist Bereavement Supervisor at Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service, attached to Solihull Hospital.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Psychology
Masters Degree

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Diploma in Counselling

British Psychological Society Certificate In Relationship Therapy

British Psychological Society Certificate in Clinical Supervision

Specialist Training Completed in:

Relationships
Trauma
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Bereavement
Attachment Theory
Anxiety & Depression

Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Child Protection

Gestalt Therapy

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

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Fees

Additional information

Fees: £45 per hour for one to one counselling & £55 per hour for Couples Therapy


Special arrangements can be made for students and those on a low income

When I work

Weekdays & after work appointments

Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, B95

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom