Thank you for viewing my profile. I know how difficult it can be to ask for help when you are struggling, but life is hard at times and having someone to talk to can really help.
The model of counselling I use is called Person Centred. This may not be a term you are familiar with so here is a brief explanation of what to expect when you come to see me. The work is led by the client which means the client brings what is troubling them and we work through this together in the session. My role is to accompany the client, helping explore emotions, themes and patterns and grow in self awareness. The emphasis is placed on the therapeutic relationship, where you can expect to feel heard and accepted without judgement.
Typically Person Centred counselling is suitable for a wide range of client issues and my experience is varied.
If you would like to find out more about my service contact me either by phone or email, I am always happy to have a brief talk on the phone before setting up a first appointment.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Integrative Counselling
Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Award in Specialist Support Services (working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse)
Three years experience working in a Rape and Sexual Abuse agency (helpline and face to face counselling)
18 months experience in working in an inner city Birmingham Counselling service working with a range of clients from different cultures and religions experiencing a range of different issues
2 years working in private practice working with a range of different client issues
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Experience of working with clients experiencing conditions such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
When I work
Week Days Evenings Some Weekend Appointments
Due to COVID 19, my face to face sessions are currently on hold however as an alternative I am offering remote counselling via Zoom and Phone