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MBACP, BA Hons, FdA, PGCert

About me

I am an experienced qualified counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental environment to allow you to explore the difficulties that you are experiencing. I work with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, social phobia, OCD, stress, low self-esteem, anger, relationship difficulties, abuse, loss and bereavement. I primarily work in a Person Centred approach, but integrate various models to meet your individual needs. These models include Gestalt, Existentialism,TA, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as using creativity when appropriate.

During the CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, I will be offering sessions online via Zoom (this platform is similar to Skype but is more secure). These sessions can address any of the items mentioned above or issues relating directly from the current COVID-19 crisis.

I believe the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and the client is central to fostering change. It can help you gain awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how you interact in the world. Working collaboratively, we would identify both your strengths and areas for growth in order to draw on your resilience, enabling development and change to live a more fulfilling life. Effective therapy provides a confidential space to explore these issues and can be as short as a single session or it can last several years. My approach involves putting your needs at the heart of the therapeutic process and I will always work at a pace that suits you.

Some people enter therapy knowing what they need to work through, others don’t. You may just have a feeling that something is not quite right. Regardless of what brings you to therapy I will meet you with warmth, empathy, understanding, and genuine interest.

I have worked for various charitable organisations, within the NHS and privately. I am a registered member of the BACP and subscribe to their ethical framework. I also have a current (Dec 2016) enhanced disclosure DBS, enabling me to work with vulnerable adults and children. I am always furthering my own personal and professional development, ensuring my skills and knowledge are up to date, and that I, too, am involved in the process of change.

I am also a qualified supervisor. As an experienced supervisor I can ensure you provide good practice for your clients, facilitate clarity in therapeutic dynamics and offer support in personal development and self-care.
I work in a Person-Centred approach, integrating other modalities when appropriate. I supervise counsellors of all modalities. I also provide supervision to students.
My qualification is in Creative Supervision, attained at the Jenny Biancardi Consultancy.
I offer an initial session to see if we feel suited for a working relationship.
Please call to arrange, or ask any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA Counselling - Person Centred & Gestalt
PGCert Primary Health Care - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis
Certificate in Creative Supervision
PGCert SEN
PGCE Art
BA Hons Fine Art

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

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Individual counselling 50 minute session £50

Couples counselling 50 minute session £60

Reduced rate counselling please contact me to discuss.

Supervision 60 minute session £50
Supervision 90 minute session £75

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work flexible hours, as I understand that people have many demands. All weekdays and  some weekday evenings.

South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

As a practicing supervisor I can ensure you provide good practice for your clients, facilitate clarity in therapeutic dynamics and offer support in personal development and self-care.

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