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MBACP, Dip Couns

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor. I have worked in various settings over my career and gained much experience working with clients, dealing with many issues, including relationships, anxiety, addiction, bereavement, mental health issues and abuse.

I now work from my private practice and I'm passionate about offering a safe, confidential space so my clients can experience healing and understanding.

Starting therapy is often daunting and it is very important to build trust and create an environment that is non-judgemental, comfortable and welcoming, so that we can work together on any issue that is important to you.

To help you establish if counselling will be helpful and something you would like to pursue, I offer a (no obligation) up to 15 minute free telephone consultation. Please feel free to book a time slot for a call via my website.

I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics, fully insured and receive regular clinical supervision.

Please note I do not offer counselling to anyone under the age of 13.

Training, qualifications & experience

Previously I have worked within the prison service as a Drug and Alcohol practitioner, working within the 12 Step A.A. philosophy. Within this role I facilitated group therapy as well as one to one therapy, offering support and counsel to prisoners with issues entering on and around addiction.

I have also worked ​within the community, as a volunteer counsellor for local support groups. I have worked together with many clients including couples and families, dealing with a wide range of issues.

I hold the following qualifications and training;

BACP Certificate of proficiency

Level 2 Introduction to counselling

Level 3 Counselling skills

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling (Person Centered Therapy)

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Group therapy training

Transactional Analysis TA101

Level 2 and 3 in Behavioural change

Mental Health First Aid Training

Communication and Difference training working with couples.

EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique

Introduction to CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Diploma in CBT for Depression, Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks

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

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free - Telephone Initial consultation (up to 15 mins)

£50 - Individual counselling session (up to 50 minutes)

£45 - Individual counselling - full time students/counselling students (up to 50 minutes)

£60 - Couples and Family counselling (up to 50 minutes)

When I work

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I am available Monday, Tuesday and Fridays starting at 8.45am and last appointment starting at 2:30pm).  Some evening appointments available on request.

Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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