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MBACP (Accred) Counselling Psychotherapy Hypnotherapy

About me

Hello, and thank you for visiting my Counselling Directory profile.  Making the decision to come to therapy can feel daunting and confusing, and finding the right therapist is important in taking the first step to improving your emotional well being.

Life can sometimes leave us with difficult situations and issues, and sometimes finding solutions can feel an impossible task.

If you find yourself in emotional or psychological difficulty, whether relating to present or past problems, and would like to talk, then you are very welcome to contact me for an informal chat or to book and initial consultation, at no cost, where we can explore together the most appropriate way forward for you.

With 10 years of experience in the counselling field, my area of expertise is in working with the trauma and associated impact of childhood sexual abuse.  I work from a person centred perspective with male and female clients aged 18 and above, and my work is mainly client led.  My focus is on developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship within which clients are empowered to explore their issues, at their own pace, in a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment.

In addition to counselling, I offer hypnotherapy for the alleviation of a range of issues, including irrational fears, mistaken beliefs and the impact of trauma. Hypnotherapy is also useful and can be applied to bring about relaxation during pregnancy.

As a practitioner in counselling and hypnotherapy, my aim is always to work in accordance with client needs, providing a flexible, professional and ethical service.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy Studies
  • BA (Hons.) Comb. (Psychology/Sociology)
  • Practitioner's Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • 10 years of experience as a counsellor working in the field of sexual abuse, firstly as a volunteer with I.S.A.S., before becoming a contracted employed counsellor with them, and recently as a counsellor with Nottinghamshire Rape Crisis Service (now Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Service).  I work with individual  clients, both male and female, and have facilitated therapeutic groups for survivors and ran groups for supporters.

    MBACP (Accred)
    MNCS (Senior Accred)


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer hypnotherapy for management of anxiety and for relaxation during pregnancy.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial 30 minute consultation - free of charge.

Thereafter £50 per hour (individual)

- £75 per hour (couple)

My fees are a reflection my experience, my training and my commitment to continuing professional development.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Currently I have availability on Fridays and Saturdays. I generally work between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm within the Leicestershire area.

Further information

I offer counselling in the South Leicestershire area, and also in the Student Therapy Centre at Loughborough University.

If you would like to contact me for an informal conversation about your requirements or any further information, please feel free to call on the mobile number provided or e-mail me via the link above.

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8

2nd Floor, 94 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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