BA, Dip Coun, Reg.MBACP
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Thank you for reading my profile, I hope I maybe able to help through WhatsApp, Zoom or telephone sessions.
How I Work
I can offer a warm, open minded and safe therapeutic relationship. I believe building a trusting and appropriate working relationship is key to getting positive outcomes. I work on both a long and short term basis.
I am trained in Contemporary Psychodynamic practice but use various approaches and I would be pleased to discuss options with you in a free 30 minute introductionary session when we can talk and see how I can help.
I have many years experience in Counselling working with a wide range of issues and have a very broad experience of life both personally and in my previous career working with young people, in community education and in industry.
What Counselling Can Offer
There are many ways in which Counselling & Psychotherapy can help, this will depend on what you are aiming for & on the building of a trusting relationship. Many people find that a confidential space to talk through difficult issues helps them make sense of the past and to disentangle it from the present.
Therapy can help with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, anger management and other personal difficulties as well as helping to change problematic behaviours, develop self-awareness and personal understanding.
I have a lot of experience of online working and have found it to be a very useful way to work both therapeutically and practically.
I use WhatsApp as it is encripted and confidential but also work via Zoom and phone.
My sessions are online or by phone and are 50 minutes in length at a regular agreed time.
Free Introductary Session
I offer a free 30 minute introductionary session in which I am very happy to discuss options with you and give you the opportunity to see if we could work together.
I would text you just before our agreed time to make sure you are ready then call you via our agreed method.
If we agree to work together we can then set a regular time to talk.
I will ask for essentail contact details that I need to be able to offer a working relationship and email you my Counselling Agreement which covers confidentiaity, my ethical framework, data protection and social media.
Therapy is not always a quick and easy process and at times it can be difficult, I recommend at least 6 to 10 sessions to help make the process effective.
Payment would be via bank transfer.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in Contemporary Psychodynamic practice but believe that building a trusting and appropriate working relationship is key, I can use various approaches which I can discuss with you.
I have been a qualified counsellor for 14 years. I trained at the University of Leicester and have worked for a university counselling service, in the voluntary sector and privately doing both long and short term work. I have also worked for many years in community education specifically with young people. as well as in industry.
I have a Certificate in Youth & Community Work from Manchester University, a Degree from the Open University, Certificate and Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling from Leicester University, a Diploma in Management also from Leicester University and a Connexions Personal Advisor University Diploma from De Montfort University.
I have extensive experience of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, early childhood trauma, bereavement, sexual and physical abuse, sexual orientation and identity.
I can also help with work related stress and anxiety, men’s issues and the difficulties of later life and retirement.
I am happy to help with short term immediate issues as well as more long term deeper held difficulties.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Preparation for retirement and coping with older age
Concessions offered for
£50 for a 50 minute session
I am able to offer concessionary rates as I try to offer help whereever I can.
When I work
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7.30pm and Tuesday afternoons beginning 1pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm. Some flexibility is possible.
I offer an initial free 30 minute meeting during which we can explore what help I can offer you and for you to see if you feel comfortable working with me.
If you send me either a mobile number or email address I will contact you 5 minutes before the time we have agreed to talk to check if you are ready, I will then contact you via WhatsApp, Zoom or phone to begin our session.
If you decide to work with me I will email you an information sheet giving details my terms of business, details of confidentiality, and how I manage your data to meet GDPR requirements.
Payment is via Bank Transfer.