MA Couns; Dip. Couns; Reg. MBACP (Accred)
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Hello and welcome to my profile - I hope you will find it helpful. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, I hope I can make the process a little easier for you. I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a trained couples/relationship counsellor.
Contact me in confidence on 07875 516965 or at email@example.com
I provide a confidential, supportive and respectful service from a quiet and comfortable setting just six miles between Derby and Ashbourne and close to the University of Derby. As well as working privately I also work in the Voluntary sector in Derby.
I understand that it is essential that you feel comfortable with your therapist in order to achieve the inner changes that you need to make, and will offer you the time and space to talk about what troubles you.
Counselling often means expressing feelings that are painful and difficult, feelings which many of us experience at certain times in our lives. When this happens it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life. Life's twists and turns affect everyone in a different way and counselling is an opportunity to explore personal difficulties in a safe and supported way.
You may be in a confusing relationship or feel you might benefit from support with depression, anxiety, bereavement or stress. Or you may be facing other major life changes such as divorce or redundancy. These kinds of events often give rise to feelings of anxiousness and helplessness and can be a fertile place for our fears to escalate. I will work with you to gain awareness, clarity and confidence as well as deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationship with others.
Our relationships can be wonderful, but also one of the most stressful and challenging areas of life. A partner can change from being our most trusted and cherished soul mate, to the cause of our deepest distress and anguish. I work with you as a couple to help you gain a better understanding and awareness of yourselves and each other and help you to manage conflict more effectively.
Work Related Issues
I have worked for over 25 years in the Public Sector, mainly in Human Resources and this has given me insight into the dynamics of the workplace, the stresses of formal procedure and workplace stress.
We all worry from time to time, but for some worry is constantly on our mind and often not linked to a specific situation or event. It can cause you problems sleeping, affect how you manage your job as well as impact on close relationships. I will work with you to understand this condition and help with techniques to help manage it better.
I am interested in what makes us do the things we do and why we do them in the way we do them. I am interested in the whole person and work beyond the current problem to help realise long-term change.
Issues that I work with include:
relationship issues, family issues, sexual abuse, anxiety, stress, bereavement, anger, loss, divorce, trauma, depression, bullying, physical and emotional abuse, work related stress and personality behaviours.
I anchor my practice in Humanistic Theory, but also draw on my integrative training as is most appropriate and beneficial to the individual client and includes CBT and Mindfulness techniques, Stress Management and Gestalt influences. I believe everyone is unique and 'one size does not fit all'.
I am also interested in the spiritual dimension of psychotherapy and the search for meaning, tolerance and inclusion. I know this means something different to everyone, but I believe there is something greater than the concrete world we see. I am committed to helping you to improve the quality of your life, expand your understanding and therefore increase your choices.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.... Rumi
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Masters Degree (MA Counselling), The University of Nottingham
Certificate in the Fundamentals of Couples Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
Certificate in Counselling Studies, CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills, CPCAB
Introduction to Counselling, CPCAB
Over the years I have attended many training workshops including:
- Mental Health First Aid
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness
- Anxiety & Stress
- Attachment Theory
- Bereavement and Loss
- Brief Solution Therapy
- Child Protection
- Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression (2015)
- Compassion Focused Therapy Advanced Clinical Skills (2015)
- Couples Counselling (2014
- Domestic Abuse Awarenes
- Dreams Workshop
- Eating Disorders
- Self Esteem
- Managing Stress
- Suicide and Self Harm
- Trauma (including Mindfulness with Trauma with Babette Rothschild, 2013)
- MBTI Personality Types Training
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Individuals -£45 per session
Couples - £50 per session
Sometimes people find that one session is enough to make the changes they want to make. For others it takes more time to work on their difficulties. We will review our progress as we go along.
If you feel that you want to continue with further sessions, we can arrange a time and date to meet again. Usually appointments are made for the same time and day each week, although exceptions can be made if this is not convenient.
I appreciate the busyness of people's lives and offer evening and weekend appointments.
When I work
I can work with you around your own working and lifestyle commitments to find a mutually convenient time whether that is daytime, evenings or weekends.