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MBACP; Dip. Therapeutic Counselling

About me

Are you looking for help with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship issues, family issues, parenting, caring responsibilities or work-related stress? Life can be challenging and working with a counsellor can often be what’s needed, when we feel we can’t cope. I work in a person-centred way, where you can talk about your problems in a safe and accepting environment.  I believe that you ultimately know what is best for you, but at the moment it is hard or even impossible for you to find the way forward. I won’t judge you or give advice. What I provide is the time and space to work with you on your difficulties and worries, to enable you to better understand why you feel the way you do, and to use that knowledge to make positive changes, at your own pace.

I draw on my professional training, work, family life and my own personal experience of what brings many of us to counselling, to help with all the issues I mention above and more. I have particular experience of working with loss and bereavement and as well as running my own practice, I counsel in a dedicated Bereavement Service.

My practice is based in the light, airy offices at the Ullet Road Eco Centre, Liverpool 17. I understand how much courage it takes to make that first step in reaching out for help. You can contact me by phone or by email to set-up an initial appointment and I will respond as soon as I can. I offer day-time and evening appointments, and a limited amount of Saturday sessions are available too.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of BACP (MBACP)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3)

My experience includes dedicated Bereavement Counselling for both adults and young people and School Counselling at Primary (Place2Be Integrated School-based Service) and Secondary level.

Continuing Professional Development

Some of the workshops, courses and conferences I have attended include:

Loss and Bereavement Training
Working with bereaved clients
Insight into Eating Disorders
Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
Mental Health First Aid England Standard
Working with children who have suffered a loss or bereavement
Safeguarding
Child Development in Adversity and Trauma
Attachment Theory and Self Awareness
Developing skills for giving emotional support to children
Working with metaphor
Unusual experience and understanding psychosis in young people
Integrating artwork into your counselling practice
Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy Level 1

Professional membership

I am a professionally qualified counsellor and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP No. 278596) and work to their Ethical Framework for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am fully insured and access supervision on a regular basis to ensure that I practice safely and ethically. I am also covered by an enhanced DBS.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

The cost is £40 per session.

Ullet Road Eco Offices, 125a Ullet Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 2AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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