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MBACP

About me

Sometimes we can feel as though we are never fully seen or heard. Therapy can offer a chance to change that.

You may be exploring therapy because of a specific long-term problem, a crisis, or a more general sense of wanting to understand yourself and grow. I am here to see you as the individual you are, to listen to you without judgment, and to support you as you work through challenges past and present.

It can be very powerful to feel acceptance and empathy from someone who has no vested interest in your interpretation of your life, and any decisions you make.

We are all influenced heavily – but not irreparably – by our past. I recognise inequality and oppression make change challenging but believe that in the right circumstances, it is possible for everyone. I offer a confidential space, in which I support you to untangle what you are feeling – whether around past events or current difficulties. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to bring about change and growth, to provide grounding in a crisis and to help understand and manage the painful emotions you may be feeling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have the following qualifications which were awarded through the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)

  • Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 5 Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling 

I am trained in integrative counselling. This means that I use both a 'here and now' approach with my clients, listening to what brings you into therapy today, alongside considering the role of the past, the unconscious and relationship history. Above all, I am led by you and I aim to build a collaborative therapeutic relationship with you.

I have experience in a variety of settings, including long term, open-ended work and time-limited short-term work, offering face to face and remote sessions. I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds, within charities and in school placements, as well as my private practice, which is focused on adults.

I believe that it is important to keep growing and developing as a practitioner,  and I take on additional short training opportunities whenever I can.

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

Fees

Additional information

My sessions are 50 minutes and start at £60.

Further information

Contact me if you're interested in exploring therapy with me. If we agree to go ahead with a first session, I will send you a contract covering issues such as confidentiality, along with my privacy notice detailing how I manage your personal data. We would use the time and space in our first session to explore your history, what brings you to therapy, and the professional boundaries around the therapy, and to see if we feel we can work together.

You may decide you want to commit to a limited number of sessions, or you may prefer a more open-ended approach: either is possible, and I will be led by your needs. Either way, we will regularly review our work to check how you are finding the experience.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

My therapy room is up one flight of stairs. Please contact me for information on Zoom sessions if that would be more accessible for you.

Online platforms

Zoom