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(MBACP) Integrative Counsellor

About me

Making the decision to see if counselling is for you can be daunting....not knowing what or who will be the right one. You might feel you don't know what the real reasons for seeking counselling are.....maybe you do.....

It could be due to something in your life that has changed and seems difficult to cope with or understand. Maybe it's something you cant put your finger on but 'something isn't quite right'. Are you feeling or acting in a way that you aren't happy about? Does everything seem overwhelming in life?

Counselling can help you to understand, unravel and bring clarity to your thoughts, feelings or actions that are stopping you living how you want to be or holding you back in some way and therefore bring about ways to change to help you move forward to where you want to be.

I am a qualified level 5 therapist in psychotherapeutic counselling. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I spent 4 years volunteering at MIND and a year at Farleigh Hospice as a counsellor and now work in private practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 - Counselling skills
  • Level 3 - Counselling studies
  • Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
  • Level 5 - Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling
  • 1 year as a counsellor at Farleigh Hospice
  • 4 years as a counsellor at MIND, Brentwood.
  • Experience and training in bereavement, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depression, self-esteem and confidence building, PTSD

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

Self-esteem

Confidence issues

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£35 for 50 minute sessions

When I work

Monday to Thursday 8am-8:30pm

Friday 8am-6:30pm

Please leave a voicemail and I will return your call as soon as possible. Or send me an e-mail or text.

Further information

My working hours are Monday to Thursday 8am-8:30pm and Friday's until 6:30pm.

Some Saturday's are available on request.

My therapy room is quiet, confidential and tranquil. Parking is easily available and approximately a 10 minute walk from Shenfield station.

Short and long term counselling are welcomed.

Brentwood, Essex, CM13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Easy access and no stairs.