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MBACP Registered

About me

You have taken a huge step in seeking support, now it is finding the right counsellor for you to make a connection with and feel comfortable to share your personal issues in a safe, confidential setting.  My work with clients is based on the values of compassion, authenticity and kindness. I enjoy meeting individuals and couples who are invested in their therapy as I work alongside them, to support them to make the changes they want whilst honouring their independence to live a life that is of value and has meaning for them.

I have worked with many individuals and couples who have had a variety of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma, abuse, addiction, relationships, parenting, self-esteem and more.  Counselling can strengthen you to grow through challenging experiences by increasing your self-awareness. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for you to be with another person that isn't in your immediate circle who is able to offer you another perspective or additional support.

Confidentiality: To ensure open exploration of the concerns that have brought you to therapy, I maintain confidentiality in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions www.bacp.co.uk. I am a registered member of the BACP, and I am committed to complying with this framework as part of the terms and conditions of my membership.

I also offer online counselling. Online counselling allows technology to add flexibility to the counselling process without reducing the one-to-one human dimension that lies at the heart of therapy. I am fully trained/qualified in this way of working and offer video (over a secure and encrypted platform), email, instant messenger or telephone sessions that makes counselling much more accessible to you. During this pandemic, or for those living in remote locations or perhaps housebound, if you have internet access, physical isolation is no longer a barrier to accessing professional counselling services.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have undertaken training/continuous professional development in agoraphobia, anger management, anxiety, attachment, bullying and harassment, children’s mental health first aid, couples counselling, depression, domestic violence, loss, grief and bereavement, inner child work, intrusive thoughts, working with infidelity, LGBTQ+, recovery training in substance misuse, risks of radicalisation and the kinds of support available to those at risk, safeguarding adults, safeguarding children, solution focused brief therapy, suicide and self-harm, systemic family theory, theory and practice of compassionate focused therapy, volatile substance abuse, imposter syndrome and self-esteem, working with narcissm.

I am Level 4 Counselling Diploma qualified and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am committed to complying to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018 as part of the terms and conditions of my membership.

Registered Counsellor with Anxiety UK.

Online Counselling Diploma provided by Online Counselling Services and Training.

Solution Focus Brief Therapy trained provided by Working Conversations.

Certificate in Relationship Counselling.

Theory and practice of compassionate focused therapy provided by the Compassionate Mind Foundation.

My experience has included working with abortion, abuse, addictions, affairs and betrayals, anger, anxiety, attachment, bullying and harassment, career or money worries, depression, domestic violence, disordered eating, emotional abuse, family and relationship problems, hoarding, LGBTQ+, loneliness, low self-esteem, loss, grief and bereavement, menopause, physical abuse, pregnancy and birth, relationship issues, self-harm/risky behaviour, separation and divorce, social anxiety, stress, self harm, suicidal thoughts, trauma, work-related stress.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Individuals - £45 per session (1 hour duration)

Couples - £65 per session (1 hour duration)

Concessions may be available, please contact me to discuss via my contact page or mobile.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wednesday 0900-1900 hours Thursday 0900-1900 hours Saturday 0900-1600 hours

Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

None