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BSc (Hons), MBACP Online & Telephone Certified Counsellor

About me

We all go through periods in our life where we feel sad, anxious or overwhelmed and struggle to find a way through. I can help by giving support and a space to work through these feelings and any challenges you face from a different perspective.​

I believe that by working together we can explore your thoughts and feelings to look at things anew. I offer a warm, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental space where we can make sense of the challenges you face.

As a psychodynamic counsellor my approach is exploratory and reflective; thinking about how your past experiences may be influencing your current situation. In a sense, looking at things again in a fresh way, sometimes by going back to the beginning.​

I have experience working with adults in a number of areas such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, attachment and relationship issues.

Please do get in touch

I offer a free telephone assessment. Please do give me a call or email to set up a time where we can discuss your hopes and expectations for counselling.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience:

I have been providing individual counselling to adults since 2012, moving to a small private practice in 2016. I now have my own private practice and specialise in online and telephone counselling.

Qualifications:

  • I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF).
  • I have a BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice.
  • I am specifically trained in online and telephone counselling.
  • I have additional training in time-limited and couples counselling.

Professional Bodies

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in counselling and Psychotherapy and their Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy. More information on these documents can be found here.​

I am a member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online).

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

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
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

I offer an initial free telephone assessment. This allows me to assess your needs and to find out more about you. It is also an opportunity for you to get to know me, how the process works and for us to discuss how we will move forward together.

Following the assessment, we will meet weekly for 50 minutes at the same time, on the same day each week. The number of sessions varies depending on your needs. I offer open-ended counselling which means sessions are on-going with regular reviews of how our work together is progressing. If more suitable, I can work in a time-limited way which means we would agree on a set number of sessions, focusing on a particular issue or problem you may be struggling with.

My fee is £50 per 50 minute session.

When I work

Please refer to my website for my current availability.

Bibury, Cirencester, GL7

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

I am training to be a Supervisor undertaking an advanced certificate in Clinical Supervision including online & telephone work offering reduced rates.

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