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(Reg. BACP, MSc Counselling)

About me

If you (or your child) are seeking support to overcome some challenges in your life, counselling is a great way to explore your difficulties in a safe and non-judgmental space. A key part of the counselling process is the therapeutic relationship and I believe that due to my age this allows me to support you in greater ways. I empathise and understand the anxieties and pressures put on you by school/exams/university, the impact that growing up with social media and having an online persona can have on your self-esteem, how delicate family/friend relationships can be and the difficulties they can put onto you.

Each person is different, you are an individual and need a counselling experience that matches you uniquely. As an Integrative Counsellor, I use different therapeutic approaches to make a personalised session based on your needs. I specialise in counselling Children and Young People and have experience working for a Charity counselling survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Outdoor Leadership
  • MSc Counselling Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Level 1 Training
  • How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer
  • CPD Hub Working Online – Jo Ames​
  • Working with Sexual Violence Online

Total 3 years of experience working with a variety of individuals from age 8 to 60+
1 year experience working for a Charity Organisation counselling survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

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

From £45.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation to get a better understanding of the difficulties you are experiencing and the type of support you would like to receive from counselling. The consultation allows you to ask any questions you might have and decide whether you are happy to work with me.

  • Individual sessions are £45 per 50 minute session
  • Couples/Family sessions are £55-£60 per 50 minute session.

When I work

I have a variety of sessions available from Monday - Friday between 9:00am and 19:00pm.

Please get in touch to discuss your availability and arrange a convenient time for sessions.

Further information

Currently, I can only offer a remote counselling service to young people and adults. This service is offered both online or by phone.

If you are interested in accessing counselling please email AWcounsellinguk@gmail.com or call 07789152194 to arrange a free consultation. During the consultation we will discuss what you want to get out of counselling and whether you are happy to proceed with the remote service.  If you are happy to go ahead we will arrange your first session during the consultation and discuss your preference for the frequency of sessions.

Tarporley, Northamptonshire, CW6

Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

Key details

Online and Telephone counselling is available