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BA Hons Psychology PG Dip Counselling MBACP

About me

I am a warm, empathic and supportive individual with more than 10 years experience of being a counsellor. I have an authentic approach and put great importance on creating a collaborative, trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and confidential space.

I am aware that every individual is unique therefore I will ensure that I am flexible in meeting each clients needs. Together we will explore experiences (past and present) in order to try and make sense of what's going on and look for meaning. The aim is to reach a greater sense of self awareness and understanding, and to create new narratives. We will look at learning new strategies and letting go of unhelpful habits in order to promote growth and change for the future.

I have experience of working with adults, children, young people and families. Currently I work for a charity counselling children and young people in Forest of Dean.

Since qualifying as a counsellor I have been fortunate to have a vast amount of personal development and learning from many counselling training sessions and conferences. These include a 6 day course in Play Therapy, training on sexual abuse, attachment, brief therapy, self harm and suicide, drama therapy, trauma, bereavement and many more.

I have experience of working with a range of issues including self harm, bereavement, depression, family issues, gender issues, separation, stress and anxiety and anger issues.

Previous to my work as a counsellor I did a degree in Psychology and I also worked as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities in their own homes and in a respite care home.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hons) Psychology

PGrad Certificate Counselling and Psychotherapy (Integrative)
PGrad Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy

Post Qualifying Diploma Working with Children and Young People

Volunteer Counsellor Sesame Counselling Newport
School Counsellor Eye to Eye Youth Counselling Service
School Counsellor Torfaen Youth Service
School Counsellor Teens in Crisis Gloucestershire

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£40 per session (individual)

£60 per session (couples or families)

When I work

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Available daytime and evening Monday to Friday. Weekend afternoons also 

Further information

I can offer 50 minutes weekly sessions (am flexible)

Mile End Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16

High Street, Monmouth, NP25 3EN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Welsh

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Zoom