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(Reg. MBACP)

About me

Struggles with anxiety, rumination, self-criticism, destructive and repetitive behaviours you don’t want, relationship difficulties and loss are experiences that I believe will impact all of us over the course of our lives. Finding it hard to have clarity, understanding and compassion for yourself can also make it hard to reach out to others. It can also sometimes be difficult for those closest to us to respond in a helpful way.


I can offer connection and understanding. I can offer a place where we can make sense of both the past and your experiences right now. A place where we can see your strengths clearly. A place to work out what is holding you back from living a life with meaning, purpose and healthy connection.


Especially if you've not had counselling before, it may feel like a daunting task to make initial contact. While appreciating that this may be difficult I encourage you to take the leap. Please feel free to contact me, to talk through what is troubling you and how I may be of help to yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Barbette Rothschild Somatic Trauma Training – informed and safe working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (2017)
  • BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling (2014)
  • FD in Integrative Counselling (2013)
  • NVQ 4 in Health and Social Care for Adults - Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner (2008)
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (2007)
  • Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis (2006)
  • Drug Misuse Practitioner Training – 6 months full time (2005)

In addition to the above, I undergo various shorter training courses to maintain my continuing professional development throughout each year. 

I’m originally from New Zealand. Since coming to the UK in 2000 I have undertaken one to one work with people in several different roles and environments. The variety of my roles has given me experience of working with people in great practical crisis right across to working solely with difficult emotion or finding meaning in life.


These roles and environments have included working in the homelessness field in emergency shelters and also in longer term supported accommodation for rough sleepers in London and with young homeless people in the West Midlands.


I worked in the drug and alcohol misuse field for six years within Primary Care for both the third sector as a Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner and directly for a NHS Mental Health Trust at Band 6. I have also worked as a group process therapist within privately run addictions residential rehabilitation.


Over the last nine years I have been a counsellor within education, in FE and in Universities. As well as offering my services in private practice here, I continue to work within two universities as a Counsellor and as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per 50 min session

When I work

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Birmingham based. Nationwide via Zoom.

Thursday to Fri 8:30am to 5pm.

Birmingham, West Midlands, B9

Type of session

Online
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Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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