I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2004, mainly in the private sector and currently also with a small EPA portfolio.
In my experience, once a client has taken the often difficult step of getting in touch and started to talk about what is troubling them or holding them back, they experience a strong feeling of relief at being able to confide in another person, the counsellor. In a safe and supportive environment where the client feels in control, it becomes possible to confront and sort out the various issues and challenges and to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a post graduate diploma in humanistic counselling and psychotherapy. I am a member of BACP and so abide by its code of practice and my work is supervised by an accredited member of BACP to ensure my professional standards.
I have worked in an international environment and am sensitive to cultural isolation and differences. I have a good working knowledge of French and Welsh.
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
£20 to £40 per hour