I am a MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor.
I use a variety of counselling methodologies which are catered to the individual needs of the client. I believe in creating a confidential and safe environment which enables clients to explore their issues.
I am able to offer face-to-face as well as telephone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had 20 years of counselling experience working with clients in a short and long term way. This has included working for counselling agencies within the voluntary sector, EAP companies, private practice and as a counsellor in an employee support and counselling team in a business company.
My qualifications include:
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling accredited by Westminster Pastoral Foundation (1996)
- Post-Qualifying Diploma in Child & Adolescent Counselling (2004)
- Certificate in Post-Adoption & Therapeutic Skills (2000)
- Approved Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency (2009)
- Telephone Counselling Skills (2002)
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2009)
- Graduate Certificate in Supervision (awarded by Leicester University in October 2011).
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
My normal fee per hourly counselling session is £40. An initial assessment session which is necessary for all clients is £45.