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CPCAB Dip. Couns. MBACP

About me

What if you can live by choice, not by chance ”.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor who is able to provide a warm and safe space to explore a variety of issues. I strongly believe that given the right conditions we all have the capacity to understand ourselves, what got us to the point we are at and to work through the changes that are needed in order to go on and create a fulfilling future.

Counselling can help you overcome anxiety, stress and deal with daily challenges. Through individual counselling which focuses solely on you, we can effect change by exploring the issues that have prevented you moving forward.

As well as working with adults,  I am currently working as a counsellor for a youth education/mentoring centre. This work fits in with my background of working with young people. I have mentored with Kids Company, worked at Wells Park School and volunteered as a youth worker with Catch 22.

I am also a part time family support worker, my role is to support young people and families with challenging behaviours and special needs.

Along with this work and my counselling I have regular training and supervision to support myself and to make sure I am working ethically and to a high professional standard.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling. My experience includes:

- Working with adults in a counselling setting
- Working with young people in schools and youth services
- Working with children with special needs and challenging behaviour

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£45-50 per session

When I work

Monday -Friday 8am- 9pm Saturday - Sunday 8am -1pm

5 Station Parade, Cherry Tree Rise, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 6EU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples