MBACP (Accredited) BSc (Hons) Counselling Practitioner
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In these uncertain times that we are all currently experiencing, it can increase anxiety and confusion which may affect your daily lives. I will listen to your concerns, support you and provide techniques to manage your concerns. I am offering Skype counselling, if you are unable to leave your home.
I am a BACP Accredited practitioner that works with a variety of people from all walks of life. I bring an extensive knowledge of professional experience to my work with clients.
I work with individuals, young adults and couples and offer both short and long term therapy on a variety of presenting issues; these include complex mental health issues, bereavement, anxiety, emotional, relationship issues, trauma and OCD.
I also work with business professionals who are experiencing stress and/or redundancy and depression.
My humanistic approach stems from a belief that every human being is unique and views the world in an individual way. I work with people in the “here and now” while paying attention to their past and the impact that has had on them as individuals. This could include childhood experiences or learnt values and relationship patterns. The aim is to encourage understanding and an enhanced awareness of the choices and values that can be made to enable empowerment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications include my Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) and regularly attend training courses and seminars as part of my commitment to continued professional and personal development
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and fully insured working under the BACP Code of Ethics
I am a member of the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is an employee benefit, offered by many employers. EAP support employers with personal concerns that might adversely impact their work performance, health and wellbeing.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
Counselling requires commitment from both sides. I understand that it is important for you, as the client, to feel comfortable both with me and the environment we will be working in.
I therefore offer an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge. This enables us to get to know each other, for me to understand your concerns and explain more of the way I work. This also gives you time to assess whether you feel this approach maybe helpful to you.
£65:00 for fifty minutes for one person
£80:00 for fifty minutes for couple counselling
Student Offering/Trainee Counsellors: I can offer £40 per session
When I work
I offer my clients a safe and confidential, non-judgemental environment in which they can explore their personal concerns.
My private practice, is located in a peaceful environment, just outside Farnham, Surrey, (Lower Bourne)
I worked as a voluntary practitioner supporting individulas with complex mental health concerns for over 10 years.
My experience also includes working at a charity organisation (Age UK) managing the counselling department. Leading the referrals, heading monthly meetings, supporting the team of 25 trainee and experienced counsellors with their course requirements and professional development.
I also facilitated monthly bereavement group therapy sessions.