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"Reg MBACP"

About me

As, primarily, a Person-Centred therapist, I understand that each person and counselling relationship is unique. I strive to attune to each individual with presence and genuineness – wherever they may be in that moment. My professional training and experience supports and illuminates the journey we embark on together, and it enables me to respond with sensitivity to you as a whole person. Person-Centred Therapy trusts that we all innately possess the potential for authentic and fulfilling lives when met with the right balance between safety and challenge in which people are able to explore and grow.

Training, qualifications & experience

I co-facilitated CBT groupwork programmes for many years utilising classic approaches for challenging unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I left this role to train in Person-Centred therapy, gaining a first class degree, which deepened and enhanced my understanding of myself and others: the idiosyncratic ways that we navigate our desires, fears, shame, anger, and grief. I understand that the patterns we developed to cope with our lives can become redundant, leaving us in pain and lost.

All of my professional - and, indeed, personal - experiences have contributed to who I am and how I work today. I am warm, respectful, non-judgemental, and honest, and it is paramount to me that I can provide a supportive space where you may find empathy, peace, and growth.

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

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

Fees

Additional information

Sessions are £45 for fifty minutes. Concessions are £40.

I understand it takes courage to come to counselling, to step into our inner world with another. Therefore, I offer a free, 30-minute telephone consultation to mutually explore if ours is the right relationship for your needs. To arrange this, simply call, text, or email.

I generally recommend taking a day or so to digest the consultation before deciding if you would like to go ahead and book in a session. There is no obligation: the counselling relationship is vital for a person to open and grow, and I understand that it needs to feel right.

When I work

I am available for appointments weekdays and evenings.  I work both face to face in Chorlton, Manchester and online.  

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom