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About me

Everyone faces times in their lives when things feel too much to cope with, at such times counselling can be a great help.

As the old maxim says 'a problem shared is a problem halved'

Being able to talk openly and freely about things that are troubling you in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting enables you to gain insight into your feelings and actions.

Client feedback says that you can expect a warm, friendly welcome from an approachable and experienced professional. Putting you at your ease and enabling you to relax and talk about your concerns openly and freely, supporting you to work through those concerns and emerge with self understanding and increased confidence to deal with the challenges you are faced with.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSC(hons) Psychology
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Introduction to Neurolinguistic Programming
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Introduction to Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Certificate in working with Emotional Eating Behaviours
Certificate in Grief, Loss and Bereavement

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotional eating

Fees

Additional information

£40 per hour
Concessions may be available for low incomes
Home visits possible for those with significant mobility difficulties, additional charge will be made for mileage/travel time

When I work

Some evening and Saturday morning appointments available in addition to usual working hours

Brompton On Swale, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults