Fully Registered Integrative Counsellor MBACP
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What to expect from counselling:
“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.”
Thank you for visiting my profile and welcome. I hope I can answer some questions you may have about the therapeutic process.
Compassion in therapy is at the heart of my work. My intention is to walk alongside you, offering the non judgemental support and warmth that allows you to look at some areas of life that may not be working so well for you right now.
I have a lot of experience working with anxiety and finding ways to live a more full, calm and authentic life. My intention in therapy is to help you understand yourself and your patterns of behaviour in a gentle and supportive space and to look at those issues that can prevent us living our fullest lives.
The client - you -is at the heart of the process and I offer a warm and non judgemental space in order for you to explore what is happening in your life and at any issues that may be causing you discomfort or distress.
I offer some psycho educational information to help an understanding of what is going on in our minds and bodies when stress and anxiety hijack us - and together we can work towards gaining a healthy and congruent way of being. Knowing what is happening to us when we experience times of extreme worry can be an enormous help in negotiating our flight and fight behaviours.
I am really interested in new ways of accessing mental health support and I am a voracious reader and researcher via podcasts, social media and books and I am happy to share ideas and methods of seeking support in your journey to an increased wellbeing.
Sessions are 50' and generally would take place weekly. I work in an integrative way incorporating strategies from CBT, which can help us look at thought patterns and ways of changing limiting behaviours. I also use some psychoanalytical knowledge to help us unlock where patterns and unhelpful thinking may have started and how to gently challenge ourselves. The heart of my model is person centred therapy - which focuses on the client and their needs and gently holding space with compassion for whatever may be brought to the counselling session.
It is important to feel a connection with your therapist and with this in mind, I offer an initial twenty minute phone session, without charge, to ensure that you know what to expect and are able to ask any questions that you may have about the counselling process.
Email communication is the most effective way to communicate initially and I will respond as quickly as possible.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling CPCAB
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
- BA (HONS) English Literature
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
- Compassion in therapy workshop
- Adlerian Family Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Working with the Inner child
- 8 week mindfulness training
- Trauma and compassion Workshop
- Schools counselling conferences
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation in order for us to explore your counselling needs, thereafter I charge £50 per 50’ session.
I can offer both short and long term counselling.
When I work
Monday - Thursday
I offer online counselling via phone or zoom calls.