Counselling can offer you a safe space to be listened to in a way that you may not have experienced before and where you can be yourself without feeling judged. You might be feeling anxious, sad or have low moods but you can't quite understand what this relates to. You may have relationship difficulties which you are struggling with.
Emotional distress is a normal part of life, it is something that might get stirred up when we go through difficult periods and while we know it is not a fixed state, there can be times when it can feel this way and we end up feeling stuck.
Ultimately my aim is for you to improve the quality of your day to day life and to regain control over what might at the moment seem unmanageable. I would hope that you would come away with more awareness and feeling more empowered in your life perhaps getting in touch with resources you may have become alienated from or never knew you had.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training was in Integrative Psychosynthesis, a humanistic based approach. This means I draw on different elements of specific therapies, the main focus being on you and what you choose to bring.
I have experience in a charitable setting, the NHS and private practice. I am an accredited member of the BACP since 2010.
I have experience of the corporate world and am familiar with some of the added stress which can arise working in this environment.
I abide by the ethical framework of the BACP.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and are generally weekly at the same time each week. Regarding fees I am aware that a lot of people are experiencing economic as well as personal hardship at the moment and am happy to discuss what would be best for you.
Do get in touch if you would like to ask any questions or arrange a phone appointment where we can have a chat to see if we could work together and to look at how I might be of help to you.