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MBACP

About me

When it seems like there's nowhere for you to turn; when you feel like you are heading for "rock-bottom" ; you have hit crisis point, or you feel you have lost your direction, no matter what the reason, talking to a counsellor can help you to find your way through your struggle; a way that is right for you.

How I work
I will offer you time and space to talk confidentially about the things that are troubling you; I will listen and help you to make sense of what you are experiencing; I will try to facilitate your thinking; help you to look at things from different angles and help you to come to your own decisions about your life.

My core counselling qualification is in person centred counselling, which means we deal with the issues you want to deal with.  This has been a solid foundation for further study and learning additional theory and skills over the years.  I now work integratively, using a range of approaches that I tailor to your individual needs.   Some people simply need to offload to a safe listener, while others need a more directive or goal oriented approach.  I will work with you to get the approach right for you or I can suggest alternative sources of support if necessary.

I work one to one with adults and young people aged from 16 upwards, and have worked with individuals from all walks of life who have brought a vast range of issues.  I believe everyone can get some benefit from counselling.  Talking really does help.

Appointments
Please ring or email me to make an appointment.  My phone is often on silent if I am working with clients so please leave a voicemail or text and I will ring back as soon as I can.

Telephone and videocall appointments are available between 9am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Face to face appointments are unfortunately suspended currently. 

Appointments are generally weekly and at the same time each week, however I will try to be accommodating around work and other commitments as far as possible.  Each appointment will last for 50 minutes.  The number of sessions required will be dependent on your individual needs.  We will discuss and agree this between us at the outset and then regularly review as we work together.  Short and long term work is available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with people who are experiencing anxiety and depression as a result of trauma and abuse in childhood or as adults; people experiencing relationship and family issues; all kinds of loss and grief; people juggling lots of responsibilities, such as parents and carers; people coping with illness and diagnosis issues; people struggling to cope with life changes such as separation or divorce, bereavement, redundancy or retirement, as well as people who are experiencing any kind of stress, depression and anxiety, even if they aren't sure why.

I am also a secondary school counsellor and a Clinical Supervisor.

I work in the voluntary and community sector and in private practice.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Critical Incident Support
Employment Assistance Programme

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please ring or e-mail me for a free, no-obligation chat about whether or not counselling and me and my approach are right for you.

Fees are £45 per session.

Should there be a need to cancel an appointment by either of us, wherever possible at least 24 hours’ notice must be given.  If you fail to keep an appointment without prior notice, you will be charged for the missed session.

When I work

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Daytime and evening appointments are available via telephone and videocall.  Contact me with enquiries.

Further information

If you would like to discuss employee support please contact me to discuss.  I offer EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) services and supervision (small group and individual).

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Telephone and online counselling available Ground floor room. Steps up to the front door

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

My core approach is person centred support.

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