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MBACP NCS Accredited

About me

I am a caring and empathetic qualified Gestalt counsellor, I can empathise with how hard it must be for you to begin this process and get to this point.  I provide a safe space for you to be listened to and heard. My aim is to support you in your personal growth and managing the challenges that you are going through in your life. I can promise you that you are not alone in the counselling process with me, I am always right beside you. I have worked with many clients that have faced abuse, depression, anxiety and stress and together we have worked through this to support you to feel safe and whole.

I work with all age groups, backgrounds, ethnicity and clients with a corporate background. I am available digitally and I also have a Covid safe space in Southend for face to face sessions.

I am a registered member of the BACP and accredited with the NCS, this assures that I work under the ethical frame work for counsellors.

Gestalt counselling focuses on raising your awareness in order to gain a better understanding of how your emotional and physical needs are connected. It allows you to be aware of your internal self which is the key to understanding why you react and behave in certain ways.

As a Gestalt counsellor I look at the whole person, not just the words. Together we seek to understand feelings, thoughts and behaviours. The aim is to free you from blocks that could inhibit how you walk in the world.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained for 2 years at The Gestalt Centre in London and a further 2 years at The Albany Centre. I have a certificate in Humaistic Counselling, a Diploma in Professioanl Development and a Professional Diploma in Gestalt Counselling. 

I currently work with a womens centre, a trauma organisation and other counselling services where I have clients who have experienced a range of trauma, anxiety and depression.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute initial meeting digitally or via telephone. Then my sessions are £50 for 50 minutes digitally or £55 for 50 minutes face to face. 

When I work

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Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

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