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MBACP, Accredited, BA (hons) Humanistic Counselling

About me

I work with my clients in a mutual and collaborative way.  To help them gain good mental wellbeing, increase self awareness and work towards their desired outcomes. Together we discuss and look at areas such as problem solving, strengths, weaknesses and resources, values, goals and aims, coping strategies and self care.  

I provide a non-judgemental and empathetic approach where you can talk in confidence about difficult issues which may be preventing you from getting the most out of your life.

By asking you what you need from therapy, we can look at particular methods that may be helpful in achieving this.  We can work together to explore and make sense of unpleasant feelings, thoughts, memories and to develop a greater understanding of yourself.  

We will regularly reflect and review on the therapeutic work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience as a therapist is working for various settings such as the NHS Primary Care, Primary Schools (staff and children) and the voluntary sector.   I am qualified in Humanistic Counselling, BA (Hons) and Diploma.  I regularly attend courses to keep my counselling practice up to date, these range from The Polyvagal Theory to the Menopause.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Body Matters, 36 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3YE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom