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MBACP (Accred.)

About me

Looking for change?  I am trained to listen and will be fully focused on you.  Counselling can help you discover more about yourself, including any distressing feelings, thoughts or behaviours you might be experiencing.  It can support you to find your way to greater inner strength, joy and freedom.

My background and experience

Before training as a counsellor, I worked at Victim Support and supported survivors of rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse, in addition to many other types of crime.  I have also been employed in schools, addiction recovery settings and a prison, primarily as a teacher but also incorporating mind-body approaches such as shiatsu and meditation.

As a counsellor in an NHS medical practice, I assisted clients with many issues, for example, bereavement and trauma.  I have studied a range of counselling theories, so I create an individualised approach to meet your unique needs.  My areas of special interest are depression, anxiety, family issues and low self-esteem.  I have also engaged in workshops on discussing sexual problems in an inclusive, open and sensitive way.

First steps

For new clients,  I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation, in which you can tell me about what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to achieve.  Together, we can explore whether we are a good fit, and if not, we can discuss other ways for you to move forward.

I have had counselling myself, so I understand that it can take a lot to reach out for help and will treat you with kindness and respect.  Clients have told me they have especially appreciated 'really being heard', and 'never being judged or told what to do'.  I will relate to you with warmth, empathy and compassion.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling (first class) awarded by Middlesex University
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by CPCAB
  • MA in Teaching (UCL Institute of Education)

Training

  • Couples Counselling Training with Deborah Winterbourne (6 days)
  • Talking about Sex in the Therapy Room Workshop with Dr Meg-John Barker (1 day)
  • Shrinks love talking about sex - or perhaps not? with Anne Power (1 day)
  • Supporting People Experiencing Domestic Violence at Victim Support London (4 days)
  • Supporting Female Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault at Victim Support London (4 days)
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy at Phoenix Futures (1 day)
  • Motivational Interviewing at Phoenix Futures (2 days)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at Phoenix Futures (1 day)

As a registered, accredited member of the BACP, I am committed to abiding by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and Professional Conduct Procedure. This includes their comprehensive guidelines on confidentiality. I also engage in regular supervision, peer supervision and counsellor networking groups to keep my knowledge and skills up to date.

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

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Additional information

£50 for 50 minutes (individuals)

£75 for 60 minutes (couples)

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Further information

I practice from a peaceful, spacious, well-ventilated room on the ground floor.  There is unrestricted parking in the local area.

I offer face-to-face and online sessions and for 50 minutes on a weekly basis.  Occasionally, it can be helpful to have more or less frequent sessions.

Please message or text me to arrange your free 15 minute consultation.  Following this, with no obligation, you can decide whether you would like to book an initial session.

I wish you well.

Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Google Meet