(MBACP) PG Dip Psychotherapy; Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling
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I offer a confidential space to focus upon how you experience the world and others. I support you to share your feelings and thoughts in the relationship with me, giving you the freedom to be able to imagine, express and experiment with alternative ways of being.
This might be done through talking or by using creative methods, such as the use of imagery and metaphor, to provide an alternative way of working, if that is a preference.
What to expect in your first session
In our first session together I will ask you some questions about yourself and what has brought you to counselling. We will work together towards a goal for your counselling work.
We will work towards your goal and have a review periodically, at which time you will be able to reflect upon whether your goal has been achieved, needs to be changed, or is no longer relevant, and whether you are getting what you need out of counselling.
I am a relational counsellor, which means that our relationship is the vehicle through which you can work on your goals. We can agree a set number of sessions or agree an open ended contract, depending upon whether your needs are for shorter-term work or more long-term.
I am currently able to offer online therapy using an online video platform called Zoom or using the telephone. This can be for either short-term or long-term work.
Online counselling provides an opportunity to explore a personal difficulty in a confidential and supportive environment.
Types of issues I can help with
I can provide support with a wide range of issues including: anxiety; stress; depression; eating difficulties; abuse; loneliness; relationship problems; bereavement; loss; self-esteem; confidence issues; sexual orientation; discrimination; and many more.
I have a particular interest in childhood trauma and personality adaptations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified BACP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor with a post graduate diploma in psychotherapy - with merit (level 7) and a diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling - with distinction (level 6).
I am currently working towards an MSc in psychotherapy at The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I am also a qualified HCPC registered Occupational Therapist and Drama Therapist. I have worked for over 20 years in either the NHS, social services or the private sector, supporting people with a range of mental health and/or physical health difficulties.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
relationship issues, attachment issues, loss, health related issues, personal development, low self-worth, women's issues.
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I charge £60.00 per session.
When I work
I am available for weekday and evening sessions.
Please contact me either by email or by telephone on 07746 221337 where you can leave me a message.
I will contact you back within one working day and send you some details about how I work.
I offer a 20 minute telephone or online session free of charge, where you can ask questions and I can guide you through the process. We can discuss what has brought you to therapy and then you can take the time to decide whether you would like to proceed to full sessions.
Following this, if you want to proceed with counselling, we will arrange our first full session together.
All sessions will need to be paid for in advance via bank transfer in order to secure the booking.