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Person-Centred Counsellor MBACP (Accred) Individuals/Couples

About me

I am an experienced counsellor offering person centred counselling from a quiet location close to the centre of Bexhill. I specialise in couples counselling and am also happy to work with individuals. As well as face to face I offer online and telephone counselling (online only for couples)

I have significant experience with working with bereavement and specifically bereavement by suicide. I have also worked extensively with individuals experiencing suicidal ideation and their loved ones. Equally, I have worked in many others areas including supporting individuals to cope with anxiety and depression and those affected by substance misuse.

I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where you are able to explore feelings and thoughts. If you would like to know more about counselling and what I offer please look at my website; www.bexhillcounselling.com. If you email, please check your spam/junk folder for my response.

There are many life events that may bring an individual to counselling these might include loss (including bereavement), addiction issues, relationship problems and many more. Often it can be difficult to talk to family and friends; maybe you feel that they don’t understand or maybe you just don’t want to burden them. Talking to someone independent who is not involved in the situation can be beneficial and can make the situation easier to bear.

Working as a couple in counselling can be hard work but very rewarding. In relationships, patterns can be formed that are unhelpful to making positive changes and living happy lives. I help you to work on how to communicate more effectively and break some of the harmful habits that you may have formed over your time together.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications/training include;
FdSc Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in DUO counselling - working with couples and families
PGCE teaching qualification
St Michaels Hospice Bereavement training
nocn Drug and Alcohol Training

My experience includes;
Working in private practice dealing with general issues
Working one to one and as a group facilitator
Couples therapy experience
Bereavement therapy work with adults and children
Substance misuse (alcohol) one to one and group therapy
Course Lead in Higher Education Counselling at East Sussex College

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.

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

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

One-to-one sessions, based at our residential address or online/telephone (50mins) £45*


Couples session based at our residential address (50mins) £60


Half hour initial session Free

We would ask that payment is always made on arrival at the session. We ask that if you need to cancel an appointment that you give at least 24 hours’ notice. If you are unable to do so we reserve the right to charge you for the session.
* Reduced rates for students on a recognised course

When I work

I can offer flexible appointments including evening and weekend appointments

24 Constable Way, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN40 2UH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

There is a small step up to my counselling room, but counselling can be offered at the client's house (if appropriate) or by telephone or online.