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Registered MBACP (Accredited) Dip.Couns

About me

Covid 19

This Pandemic has left many of us feeling anxious and fearful. Many areas of life have been adversely affected: health, work, relationships and finance to name but a few. Coping with life and managing your emotions can be difficult at times. Staying stuck, feeling hurt and unable to move forward and discover your true self can seem an uphill struggle. Lifelong patterns and unhealthy coping strategies often go hand in hand with negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves, others and the world around us. Asking for help is the first step towards healing and growth.

Counselling can seem like a scary step, but If you feel that you need someone to listen with empathy and support without judgement, then Safe Steps Counselling could be for you. Together, we can discover what help you would like and what steps to take towards that journey.

I am an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I work within their Ethical guidelines to ensure a safe, confidential and trusting work environment and practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background includes Adult Nursing and working with children as a Teaching Assistant. I have worked for The Mental Health charity Mind and also Isas (Survivors of incest and sexual abuse).

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2010) and a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2011) I work as an integrative Therapist - using different ways of working with each individual client.

I am committed to keeping myself updated in different areas and regularly attend training that will enrich the way that I work with clients.

Areas that I have worked with include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance misuse
  • Anger
  • Self harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Assertiveness
  • Self confidence
  • Stress management.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

 Following your enquiry, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation if needed. If you decide to go ahead, please see below:

I charge a rate of £40.00 per session (One hour) The initial session is £30.00. 

Payment is via Bank transfer or cash on the same day as our  session please.

Sessions are one hour in total on a weekly basis, unless negotiated otherwise between us.

When I work

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Morning
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Unavailable for contact 27 May- 5 June inclusive.

Further information

If you would like an informal, no obligation short chat, then please feel free to contact me in confidence.If unavailable, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.Many thanks.

My working hours are Monday and Tuesday afternoons, but I do pick up emails within office hours for the rest of the week up until Friday at 1 pm.

I am unavailable for contact from 14th February 2022 all week.

The Body Cafe, Eaton House Unit 3 Amelia Court, Swanton Close, Retford, Notts, DN22 7HJ

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Therapy room is up two flights of stairs.