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I have been working within a cluster of schools for the last 10 years, with parents, teachers and children. My role was to provide one to one counselling support with both short-term and long term contracts, always with the client as the focus of work.
I have recently begun my own private practice working one to one with clients. I am experienced in working with all sorts of issues that may cause anger, confusion, anxiety and other uncomfortable feelings. This might be one of the reasons you have sought some counselling support. My intention is to help with the exploration of the issues and the feelings that accompany them, assisting you in a deeper understanding of the problems; together with looking at the relationships that surround you, and how you function within them.
I have been a professional therapeutic counsellor for 17 years with commitment to developing goals and objectives with clients to help facilitate healthy and safe personal relationships.
My practice is built on the foundation of exploring difficult situations with clients, listening and providing a comfortable safe space with openness, warmth and honesty.
I am happy to work with adults and young people. I work to the BACP code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bachelor of Science - Leeds Metropolitan University - Relational Therapeutic Counselling 2007
- Diploma - Therapeutic Counselling 2006
- Additional training certificate in:-
- TA101, CBT, Working with abuse, Working with Personality disorder, Autism, ADHD, eating disorders, working with depression, etc.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer an initial telephone conversation of 20 minutes, which is free of charge
£60 for assessment - 1 hour
£50 for ongoing sessions - 50 minutes
When I work
I also offer a Tuesday evening slot from 5.30pm
The first session is an assessment, where together we can go through details of what has led you to come to counselling. We can discuss some history and what it is you feel you need at the moment. During this session we will be able to decide whether you wish to continue with weekly counselling sessions. We would normally contract 6 sessions, but this can be discussed during the assessment.
I have experience working both long term and short term with clients.