Compassionate BACP registered counsellor who has provided counselling to over a thousand clients with varying mental health issues. Humanistic practitioner adhering to the person-centred experiential therapeutic model (CfD). Experienced in IAPT, Voluntary and Private practice settings. My practice is relational in nature and therefore focuses on the person (you) and is structured towards the client driving the therapeutic process. This approach helps empower each individual client leading to longer lasting and more affective change.
Basically - You talk, I guide, you find your own answers, I check in with you to make sure change is taking place for you, you resolve what you need. If this is not happening we can review why and find solutions.
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” - Krishnamurti.
Training, qualifications & experience
5 Years Counselling Various Mental Health Conditions.
First Class (BA Hons) Degree in Therapeutic Counselling – 2018.
Distinction (Foundation Degree FdA) Degree in Counselling – 2017.
(Diploma) In Counselling – 2015.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Founder of Person-Centred Counselling Carl Rogers states - Therapy is basically the experiencing of inadequacies in old ways of perceiving, the experiencing of new and adequate perceptions, and the recognition of significant relationships between perceptions.
What this means - When you come to counselling you will be trying to find answers to whatever your problems may be, the reason why you want counselling is because you cannot understand what is going on for you, or what has happened to you. In counselling you can explore everything that is going on for you, it is a safe/confidential space in which to do so. You will start to find your own answers to things the more you are allowed to talk about them and explore them. I will guide you through this process. Once you feel that you have found your own answers, understand what happened, or can see the type of person you are in relation to the issues in your life, counselling can end. This process is totally dependant on each individual. Some people can have 1 session and find resolution, some might need 100 sessions, each individual is completely different so sessions are dependant on you and there is no one way to do counselling.