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MBACP, Person Centred Counsellor- Humanistic Counselling

About me

Welcome to Humanistic Counselling. I am trained in the Person Centred approach and my qualifications are accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I'm a registered member of the BACP (www.bacp.co.uk) but first and foremost I'm a human being with a broad variety of life experiences.

I value the unique experiences and personality of each client. I offer an empathic and confidential service in a safe and non-judgemental environment working with adults at their own pace. I aim to promote positive change through building a genuine therapeutic relationship.

My Core Belief: I believe that increased self awareness along with complete self acceptance is the key to moving forward away from psychological distress and closer towards your ideal self.  If the true self is denied or forgotten this can lead to a disrupted state of well being.  I feel it is most beneficial to walk alongside a client on their therapeutic journey.

Why Person Centred Talking Therapy?
Whether you're struggling with depression, the weight of past experiences or you wish to explore current issues that are leaving you feeling overwhelmed and anxious- talking therapy may be for you.

Client centred work is based in Carl Rogers theory of providing the core conditions in a therapeutic setting. These include genuine, empathic and non-judgemental responses to client experiences.  The therapeutic conditions create a non-directive environment geared towards building confidence and autonomy- therefore facilitating change. This non-interpretative approach is rooted in the belief that each individual holds an innate ability to be the architect of their own destiny.  By learning to draw on our inner capacity for resilience each of us have within us the resources to deal with whatever life presents. I firmly believe when we feel understood, accepted and validated under the right conditions we can reach our full potential and begin to trust in ourselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BACP accredited counselling qualification from the University of Essex:

Diploma of Higher Education in Person Centred Counselling

CPD Certificate- Trauma: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness (Peter Levine PhD)

Introduction to Domestic Violence Certificate

Clients come to counselling for a number of reasons- to explore their feelings and experiences spanning many different issues. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss and grief, low self-esteem, stress and the impact of physical illness on mental health.

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

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

If you would like to book a session to discover if talking therapy is right for you- please email me. I will always do my best to arrange an appointment that works for you.

I offer counselling in-person and online via Zoom.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

From Tuesday 10am- 4pm to Thursday 10am- 4pm.

Further information

The BACP promote safe, ethical and professional practice in the counselling profession. They strive to raise and maintain professional standards by supporting counsellors in their competency as well as client concerns. This includes complaints regarding unethical and unprofessional practice. As a registered member I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework and code of conduct. I am committed to delivering a quality and professional service.

Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom