The current corona virus outbreak is affecting us all and causing a great deal of anxiety and distress. I am working as long as I remain well and can offer online sessions during this challenging time.
Counselling in Marlborough and Swindon:
If you are in need of counselling support, you have come to the right place. I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, registered and accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) offering a warm, confidential and professional counselling service.
Asking for help can be hard, but it is possible to address even the most deep-seated problems. I work in a warm and empathic way, shaping the therapy to your particular needs. I offer an introductory session in which I can listen to what you need and you can decide whether I am the right therapist for you. We can then agree to work together short or long-term, reviewing our progress along the way.
I offer regular weekly appointments in lovely rooms in Marlborough and Swindon, working with a wide range of clients of all ages and backgrounds, and I am experienced in dealing with many different issues.
Please get in touch if you are currently struggling or in pain, need extra support or would like to understand yourself better. Taking the first step of contacting a counsellor is very brave but can be immensely worthwhile. I look forward to hearing from you.
I offer a warm, professional and confidential supervision service for counsellors and psychotherapists from my base in Marlborough. I have an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relational Supervision from Severn Talking Therapy and am particularly interested in the therapeutic relationship within supervision. I offer regular monthly 1.5 hour supervision sessions through 12 months of the year, with extra time negotiable if required.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (Integrative), Manchester University
Accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP Accred.
Advanced Specialist Diploma in Counselling Supervision, Severn Talking Therapy (Bristol)
Counselling trainer (working the Willows Counselling Service, Swindon, Teens in Crisis, Gloucestershire, and Time to Talk, Newbury and previously with the University of East London)
Wide experience working with anxiety, depression, addictions, childhood neglect and abuse, trauma, PTSD, gender and sexuality, self-esteem, bereavement and meaning of life issues. I also work with young people aged 16 and over.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling and psychotherapy: £55/session for weekly, 50-minute, appointments
Supervision: £80/session for monthly, 1.5-hour, appointments
Read my blog, 'Counsellor at Large', at www.counselloratlarge.wordpress.com