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This professional is available for new clients.
I am currently working online only and on the telephone if face to face counselling is not what you are looking for.
My hope is that by working together and building a trusting relationship that you will come to understand yourself better and that I can support you to achieve the change you are looking for.
My training enables me to help you understand what's going on in your life and to refocus. Together we will look at things like your relationships with others, your sense of self, your body’s response to emotion and stress, and your life goals. I also use mindfulness as a part of my approach- this is a way of achieving a greater awareness and acceptance of yourself and what is around you.
As adults and children we are motivated to fulfil our potential but things often get in the way and divert us off course. Sometimes we discover that we have developed ways of being that no longer help us or beliefs that limit us and that we want to change. We might find this in our relationships with others, in the way we deal with different situations or we might just find that it is our sense of self that doesn’t feel quite right. If this is the case for you then I would like to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
What are my qualifications?
- MA Hons Edinburgh University
- PGCE London Institute of Education
- Diploma in Counselling, Wealden Institute, Crowborough, East Sussex
- Place2Be Training, London, EC1V 4LW
- TA 101 Training, Wealden Institute, Crowborough, East Sussex
- MBSR Mindfulness Training, Kilndown, Kent
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.
I have been working as a counsellor for seven years and alongside private practice I work as a school counsellor. I am a Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere and abide by their ethical guidelines and Codes of Conduct which includes regular individual supervision. I am also fully insured.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge £60 for face to face or online/telephone sessions which last 50 minutes and I offer a limited number of concession spaces.
We can arrange an initial 50 minute meeting, without obligation, whether it is online, by telephone or face-to-face to see whether I can help and whether I am the right person for you. However I am happy to have a short chat on the telephone before our initial session if that is what you would like and I don't charge for this.
Payment is by Bacs payment on the day of the session.
When I work
I am flexible and happy to work with you to find a good routine of sessions.
With young children I work in a different and more collaborative way, with parents, teachers or carers; working to find the best possible way to support a child. This means that the first meeting usually includes parents or whoever is caring for the child. When working with younger children, although sessions are confidential, I like to keep an open line of communication with families throughout. My approach with children is mainly through creative work to help them express different experiences and feelings.