Integrative Counsellor MBACP (Accred) ALB Counselling
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Uncertain of the road ahead? Be assured that I offer a safe, confidential space to explore what is most troubling you. I take special care in offering a calm, accepting and non-judgemental place dedicated to helping you find a way forward.
BACP accredited, highly experienced and inclusive, I help adults, young people, older and younger teenagers manage overwhelming feelings of anxiety, confusion, conflict and struggle through counselling, face-to-face and online.
Uniquely for you, I work with what most deeply affects you:
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Feelings of depression, sadness, uncertainty, isolation and fear
- Relationship difficulties, attachment and intimacy issues
- Traumatic memories and PTSD
- Bereavement and loss
- Identity issues
- Sexual trauma
Taking that step to reach out takes courage and shows how much you want things to be better for you. I can help you find the strength to cope with what is troubling you.
Embracing diversity and inclusion (my pronouns are she/her), my relational approach works with you by combining Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive elements to suit who you are and what you need. To support your mental health, my compassion-based approach incorporates mindful awareness to help you deal with stress and anxiety, helping to make things feel more manageable.
As an experienced educationalist and trainer, I work successfully with students and trainee counsellors.
I provide open-ended and short-term counselling, including a 6 week block of sessions. I offer an initial 15-minute consultation free of charge for us to talk through your issues, expectations and hopes and for you to ask any questions you may have. Then we decide together on the way forward for you. There is no obligation to continue if it doesn't feel right for you.
Feel free to contact me for a free 15-minute consultation if you'd like to find out more. I look forward to meeting you and discussing your issue in safety and confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualifications include:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited), CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People, Mindfulness Practice Certificate, PG Certificate in Education, PG Certificate in Educational Studies, Solution Focused Brief Therapy training
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a 15-minute initial consultation free of charge. Thereafter, my fees are £60 for an individual 60-minute session. Fees are payable in advance via bank transfer. Please contact me for further details. When possible, I offer concessions for trainee counsellors.
When I work
Flexible appointments to suit your schedule. Please contact me to arrange a session.
As an Integrative Counsellor MBACP (Accred), my commitment to you is as follows:
Our work will involve a therapeutic conversation and we will look at how your thoughts, emotions and behaviour interact, and how they may be influenced by core beliefs or past experiences. My role is to work with you to identify the most helpful shifts in thinking or behaviour and support you in the process of making changes. We may agree some thinking to be done between sessions.
During our sessions, you will be the focus of my attention. I will value you as a unique person, and as an equal.
After an initial assessment, the focus of our work and the outcomes we set to work on will be decided by you, with my input. This may involve time spent talking about your experiences in order to understand how they are impacting you and what needs to change. This will form the basis for some specific outcomes for our work and we will refer back to this on a regular basis, to see if the focus of our work is still relevant and make any adjustments if necessary.