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I practice as an Integrative Counsellor, grounded in Person Centred Theory. The Integrative bit means I have also studied other theories of counselling and can use parts of these to best suit the client's (your) needs.
Person Centred means that it is the person in front of me that I work with and whatever that person brings to the sessions. I provide an environment of Empathy, Honesty and Openness and true Acceptance to give the best possible conditions for clients (you) to work through whatever they need.
There are no other agendas and no medical diagnosis.
I work online and face to face (in person) offering a safe place to explore whatever you are going through.
Our first initial session is an opportunity for us to meet and get to know each other. I will give as much information as you need about how the process works. You are free to ask questions and I will be open and transparent.
I will ask for a general idea of what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to get from it, from this I can ensure that I will be the best person to help you. These initial sessions last between 20 to 30 minutes and at present there is no charge. If we are happy to work together we will meet as regularly as you need, usually once a week. Long term counselling is available, also single sessions if that is all you need.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied and trained at York College. I qualified with a level four diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I have worked with a wide range of people all from different age groups and backgrounds, all with different reasons for seeking support.
I have extensive experience of working alongside people with special needs, their parents and carers.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
Online and face to face sessions are £45.00 per hour.
When I work
I work Monday to Friday 09.00 to 18.00.
There are limited weekend sessions available.
Counselling is a service anyone can use.
It is there to help people who are struggling in any aspect of their lives.
You do not have to go to your GP/Dr, you can contact a qualified, registered counsellor, like me, when you need.
Sessions are private and confidential.