MBACP Accredited Counsellor & IFS Practitioner Level 1
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Welcome to my profile. As a BACP Accredited Counsellor, I encourage you to share your thoughts, feelings and past in a safe, confidential environment. In our work together, you can discover your strengths and resources to enable growth and recovery from events which may have brought you to me initially.
People seek counselling for aspects of life which are troubling them. It might be because of depression, anxiety, low mood, a lack of confidence or feeling overwhelmed. Perhaps you are wishing to recover from past traumas or you're feeling stuck. Seeking help is a positive and courageous step. I am here to listen, offer alternative ways of understanding your issues and support you in your personal journey.
Choosing a counsellor that you can trust and feel comfortable with is important.
For this reason, I offer a free, no-obligation, 30 minute telephone consultation.
I am currently offering counselling sessions face to face or online using the "whereby" platform. This is a secure platform which doesn't require a download.
Feel free to phone or email me if you think I can help or you have any questions. I provide counselling for adults from 18 years upwards and offer both short and long term therapy depending on the outcome you would like to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of counselling men and women from 18 years old upwards in organisations such as AgeUK, The Elm Foundation (formally Women's Aid), and counselling staff in the NHS.
Qualifications & Training
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling-2015 - University of Derby
- BSc Hons 2:2 Occupational Therapy- 1995- University of Leicester
- Babbette Rothschild’s 12 day Somatic Treatment for Trauma and PTSD 2017-2018
- Introduction to Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy(ISTDP)-Defences, Anxiety and Feelings. April 2018
- ISTDP Immersion- April 2019
- The Rewind Technique- October 2019
- IFS - Step by Step Procedures for Treating Traumatic Wounds - June 2020
- IFS Level 1 2022
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free, no-obligation, 30 minute consultation.
Thereafter, sessions are £45.00
When I work
I am currently flexible, daytime, evenings or weekends.
My practice is based near the centre of Derby.
The initial 30 minute telephone consultation is free.
Sessions are charged at £45.00 per hour.