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BA (Hons), Bed (Hons), DIPHE, BACP & ACC (Reg.)

About me

Finding the right person to work with when you are facing personal difficulties (whatever they may be) can be daunting. I offer a warm, friendly, empathetic, non-judgemental  and caring counselling service. I work in a variety of ways to suit the individuals need.

I am drawn to the philosophy that childhood and life's experiences can impact our present and I see my role in a clients life as a privileged one. I continue to be humbled and awed by the trust clients place in me and this is why I believe that the client counsellor relationship is paramount.

I am an integrative counsellor, and my approach is relational, meaning that I seek to develop an authentic, supportive relationship that focuses on my client's wellbeing.

In addition, having been a nurse and a primary school headteacher, I have gained a vast amount of experience about the challenges people can face (whatever their age) due to life circumstances and the support needed in managing these challenges, and the emotions and behaviours that go with them.

I have a passion for creativity in counselling and believe that, it develops new ideas and perspective which in turn can develop the depth of therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
  • BEd (Hons) Education
  • DipHE Integrative Counselling

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As an integrative counsellor I also use creative interventions in counselling.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Individual Counselling £50 per 50 minutes session

Couples counselling   £65 per 50 minutes session

Fees are paid by bank transfer payments in advance of the session.

When I work

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Further information

I offer short-term and long-term therapy. We can discuss what you feel your needs are during our initial consultation.

North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Skype
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Zoom