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MB.A.C.P (Reg), FdA (Open), Dip Couns, Dip CBT./ Supervisor

About me

I am a experienced Counsellor, offering a professional service with competitive rates. Identifying if you are choosing the right Counsellor, can be really difficult to do in an half hour consultation; even in a full fifty minute session this could be challenging. I offer a consultation/assessment over two sessions which allows enough space to a) share your concerns without feeling rushed and b) decide if I am the right Counsellor for you. Whatever you are feeling, it hasn't developed overnight, it is probably be hard to talk about and it might be the first time that you have shared this with someone else. By offering a two session consultation you have the space to talk, share some of your concerns and get a real sense of working with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling
  • Relate Certificate in Family Counselling
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling Therapy
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Advanced certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling concepts
  • I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
  • I have a current Disclosure and Barring service certificate (DBS)

I began my journey as a Counsellor at Brockenhurst College in 2007. Here I studied my level 1,2,and 3 counselling certificates. I then spent three years volunteer counselling at E.D.A.S. (Essential Drug and Alcohol Services) in both their Bournemouth and Poole offices and completed the level 2 certificate in Addiction.

My professional qualifications include: Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Diploma in Life Coaching, Relate Certificate in Family Counselling and a Foundation degree in Counselling.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P), I have had to take a proficiency exam and be registered: my registration number is 093939.

I have counselled at the B.C.H.A (Bournemouth Churches Housing Association) in Boscombe and more recently I have worked for 'Together' - a national mental health charity. Currently I work in my own private practice in Winton, Bournemouth.

Since September 2015 I have worked in partnership with the YMCA Bournemouth. I have in conjunction with their housing department, created their current counselling service. I am currently their Counselling Lead. I lead a team of twenty-two student and qualified Counsellors. The service offers counselling to all of their clients and members of staff.

I have a current D.B.S (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate and am fully insured. All certificates are available to view on request.

Continuing professional development is also an important part of ensuring that I keep up to date and learn new skills; most recently I have attended an introduction to working with sexual issues and an eating disorders workshop.I have taken and completed a working with children and young people course 2018. I am currently considering taking an MSC in Positive Psychology 2022.

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
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

For a full list of prices and options please visit the website.
First two weeks (two full sessions) for £50
Fees start from £50 per session                                                                          Concessions are available.                                                                                      
Sessions are weekly.

Supervision £60.00 for full time counsellors, negotiated fees available for part-time counsellors and trainees.

When I work

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I am quite flexible with times and am happy to have discussions around flexible appointments to suit.

Further information

For more information about myself and counselling please visit my website.

Open Mind Counselling, The Learning Zone, 18 Wycliffe Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 1JS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am currently offering clinical supervision in my practice in Winton, Bournemouth.

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