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(MBACP)

About me

Let’s find a way, together.

How counselling can help

Expressing our inner thoughts and feelings in the company of someone who we trust and who truly hears us can help make sense of what we struggle to understand about ourselves.   This increased understanding and self-awareness can allow us to make more informed choices about our lives and our relationships, offering greater freedom and new opportunities, but change can also be uncomfortable and sometimes unsettling.

As your counsellor I will be there to support you to explore any problems or concerns you have, no matter how big or small you think they are, in a safe and confidential environment where you set the pace.   I can offer you the space to feel heard and valued, sharing my experience and knowledge with kindness and without judgement.

What does being an 'integrative' counsellor mean?
I am a qualified integrative counsellor which means I have trained in more than one counselling style and I believe this makes me more flexible in how we approach our work together, tailoring it to suit your needs.

How I work
I offer counselling in a number of different ways depending on your situation. We can work online, over the telephone or face to face in a traditional room-based setting.   I also work outdoors with a Walk and Talk service in our local green spaces – this can offer an alternative experience to traditional counselling. It may appeal if the idea of face to face counselling is too intense, for those who don’t want a sedentary counselling session or for those who already have a connection to nature and the outdoors and feel it would enhance their experience.

What to do next
If what you've read on my profile strikes a chord with you and you would like to have an initial chat, please get in touch by phone or email. I am available Monday to Friday and will respond quickly to your contact.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualification:

  • BACP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Distinction) from the University of Staffordshire
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling (Shrewsbury College)

Recent training includes:

  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Foundation in Bereavement Counselling
  • Working with Trauma
  • Dramatherapy

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

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per 50 minute session

£25 per 50 minute session for students

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 3pm and offer later appointments on Tuesday evenings.

Further information

I also work outdoors with a Walk and Talk service in our local green spaces – this can offer an alternative experience to traditional counselling.

Shrewsbury, SY1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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