Dip MBACP (Accred), BA(Hons) Youth/Childrens Counsellor
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As a qualified counsellor, I work with adults, young people and children. I specialise in working with the 8-25 age group. My counselling orientation is the Person Centred Approach to counselling. I use integrative approaches, to include Brief Solution Focused Therapy, T A, Gestalt therapy and I also work creatively. I also attend supervision once a fortnight.
I started my counselling career 9 years ago, completing my training at Nottingham University. Prior to this my career was in Youth work for 25 years. I have been able to transfer many skills and knowledge from youth work to working with young people in the counselling profession.
Some of my specialist training has been in the areas of:
- Anger management
- Coping with Anxiety
- Bullying prevention
- Eating Disorders
- Self Harm
What is Counselling and how can it help you?
Counselling is about how you are feeling, the difficulties you are experiencing, the emotional load you are carrying, and is a means to help you heal from any pain and problems. Counselling is also an opportunity to help you understand yourself and how you relate to others, becoming more aware of the causes of your problems. This helps you understand yourself better and provides you with some techniques to help you cope.
What happens next?
Please call me on: 07779970723 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a professional PG Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. also a PG Advanced Certificate in Counselling Practice. I have been counselling young people for 6 years and am Accredited with the British Association of Counselling Practice. I have recently qualified as a Professional Coach.
I have many years experience of working with young people with a wide variety of problems from different social ethnic backgrounds.
I am experienced in working with the following range of problems:
- social anxiety
- other anxieties
- self harm
- eating disorders
- low self-esteem
- gender issues
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Young People who have been stalked and harassed.
- Compulsive liars.
- Gang membership
- Young People who need Coaching
- Domestic Violence
Concessions offered for
I am able to work short or long term with clients, depending on the depth of the problems presented. I am able to see clients from the Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire areas.
My 50 minutes counselling fees are £40. Clients can pay their sessional fees weekly if preferred.
However I can accept a lower fee for concessions of £25 for unemployed clients.
When I work
I am flexible about my availability in working Monday to Friday both am and pm
I am available on:
Monday to Friday working flexibly am & pm.
When clients make initial contact with me about their availability to attend counselling, I will return contact within 24 hours. We can then arrange a time and day. If a client wishes to obtain further details about counselling, we can then discuss this prior to a counselling session.
At the first counselling session, clients will be asked to sign a working contract with myself. This will agree a therapeutic working relationship between counsellor and client. Clients will also complete a questionnaire to outline their problems and how these have impacted on them during the last week. Clients can terminate counselling at any time during the counselling period. During the last counselling session, clients will be asked to complete an evaluation, outlining their experience of counselling, and if they need further help from another agency. I specialise in face to face and online counselling work.