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MBACP PgDip CBT, PgDip Psych Trauma, Gdip Coun, EMDR Practitioner

About me

Choosing the right therapist can feel like a daunting task. My aim is to work with you to create an environment where you can feel safe and to able talk and where you will be heard and not judged. Trained in CBT, EMDR, Psychological Trauma and Person-Centred Therapy I have experience of working with a wide range of clients and presentations, including anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, PTSD, addiction, self-harm, sexual and psychological abuse, low self-esteem and stress.

About me

I have practiced both as a mental health Counsellor and CBT therapist for MIND and in primary health care in England and Wales. I have extensive experience of working with survivors of sexual violence/abuse as well as working with asylum-seekers and refugees. In addition to my psychotherapeutic training I have specifically trained in Psychological trauma including Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and I am also a trained EMDR practitioner. I provide an integrative approach to therapy, adapting my therapeutic work to meet the individual needs of my clients. I am a registered member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP) and work within their professional and ethical guidelines. I am also a member of EMDR (UK and Ireland).

Sessions and what to expect

The first session provides us with an opportunity to meet and talk through and assess your needs and for you to decide if you will be comfortable working with me. Thereafter it is preferable that we meet on a weekly basis, although this can be altered depending on circumstances. Each session normally lasts for 50 minutes or 90 minutes for EMDR. I am able to offer both short-term work (usually 6-8 weeks), or longer term work if required. EMDR normally requires 10-12 sessions.

I understand that taking the first step is not easy and I am happy to talk to you over the phone in the first instance to answer any questions or discuss any concerns. Entering into a therapeutic relationship can at times feel difficult, it is however voluntary and you are free to choose to cease sessions at any point. I would ask though that you talk this through with me so that we can discuss your concerns.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • EMDR - Level 3
  • Postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Postgraduate diploma in Psychological Trauma
  • Postgraduate/Advanced diploma in Counselling

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and in-line with BACP requirements commit to regular supervision.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Please contact me to discuss fees - Concessionary rates may apply

99 Brimstage Rd, Heswall Hills, Wirral, CH60 1XF

1B Law Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3AT

Type of session

In person
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