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Registered MBACP

About me


I am a qualified trained integrative counsellor offering short or long term individual counselling .
How I work is Humanistic, but I can use other theoretical approaches i.e.  CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

I provide a non judgemental confidential environment in which  you can explore your thoughts and feelings . The main focus is so that you can experience having your voice heard with respect and regard, allowing you to discover your true  potential, becoming  more self reflective, enabling you to start making healthier choices in your life.

It can be reassuring knowing you can explore your thoughts and feelings with someone who will demonstrate acceptance and unconditional positive regard, allowing you to gain a deeper sense of inner peace and calm in your world.  I will walk along side you and listen to you with genuineness, empathy, respect.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB  Foundation degree in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
  • CPCAB  Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills  Level 2

Further Training

  • Drug and Alcohol awareness training
  • Motivational Interviewing (Part 1/2)
  • Outcome Star Therapy
  • Maintaining Behaviour Change (Part 1/2)
  • Group work skills
  • Disclosure of Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse
  • Working with Anger

Professional Membership

I am a MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), eligible for full BACP accreditation I abide by BACP  ethical principles and code of good practice http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/. I receive professional supervision for my work.

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

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions

The initial consultation/assessment session lasts 45 minutes and offers an opportunity for both therapist and client to have the opportunity to meet and for any questions to be addressed.

Individual counselling sessions will last for 50 minutes.

Consultation Fee £15.00

Counselling session

Concessions may be applicable for those on a low income, subject to availability. Student discounts are also available. Fees are payable at each session by bank transfer.

Emails and phone messages will be replied to as quickly as possible.

When I work

Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Further information

Having provided counselling for a variety of clients, I have a wide range of experience.  I work with  sexual abuse clients,drug and alcohol addictions,  depression, anxiety, relationship issues,  low self esteem and Anxiety.

All counselling sessions  are  phone appointments,  or zoom sessions during the covid pandemic.

Farnham, Surrey, GU9

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Families