As a BACP registered therapist I offer both long and short term counselling, to clients of all ages. I welcome individuals from all ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds.
Although my training was based around the psychodynamic model, I bring together elements & strengths from other approaches to facilitate the needs of each individual. I feel it is important to be flexible and to adapt counselling accordingly, dependent on factors such as the presenting material, age and taking into consideration whether it is short or long term work. I am able to communicate at a range of levels and using my initiative I often utilise creative symbolic methods such as art, games and playdough particularly with younger clients in counselling sessions, to encourage emotional exploration and to provide a reflective space.
Training, qualifications & experience
* Counselling with a Psychodynamic Approach.
* Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling.
I am BACP registered and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
- Safeguarding Children Training delivered by the Child Protection School Liaison Team
- PREVENT Training
- Facilitating Emotional Expression
- The Range of Creative and Symbolic Methods
- Introducing Creative and Symbolic Methods
- Key Differences between Counselling Adults and Children/Young People
- Concluding Counselling
- Practitioners Group Meetings (Covering relevant information for working with young people, early intervention and prevention, CAF forms and referrals.)
- Safeguarding & Protecting Children training provided by Children’s Workforce Development team
- BACP Working with Children in their World
1. Using arts creatively to optimise the counselling process for children and young people.
2. A reparative relationship- working with children and young people from the care system from an attachment and early trauma based perspective.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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I offer a limited number of concessionary spaces for trainees and those on lower incomes.
Flexible appointments - daytimes/evenings/weekends Please contact to request availability