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About me

Living a life of either being immersed in or feeling a need to escape suffering eventually catches up with us. Believe me, I'd been doing this for the best part of the last thirty years and it's been only relativity recently that I'm free from the grip of these mental health issues, feeling so much better and can now appreciate from afar the amount of darkness that had slowly enveloped me over time now that I've emerged into the light. We can become way too adept at merely surviving life via a combination of almost endless inner monologues and overusing escapist indulgences, especially when certain problematic feelings are spiked.

Whilst this behaviour may feel natural as these coping mechanisms slowly become evermore habitual, these habits will incrementally catch up with and consume us, as our relationship with our own fears, whether or not they are apparent under any given or researched diagnosis, will further deteriorate. This means we become fearful, even in our own company.

If we are fearful in our own company, then we are fearful of life. Therefore anxiety and depression issues would be inevitable. Regardless of the scale of the problem, if anything I've put here speaks to you then I offer a safe space for us both to find understanding of what's causing this, achieve acceptance and change habits towards a brighter future.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Counselling

FdSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (CBT)

BACP Registered Member (MBACP)

3 years experience

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£30.00 per session

When I work

Available 7 days a week (limited availability on Sundays) including evenings.

The Park Counselling Centre, 31 Park Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2LE

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults