At this tricky time of social distancing I continue to offer client's counselling via telephone or video-calling. I have recently completed training for On-line and telephone work which is in line with the BACP competencies.
Counselling is an opportunity to talk over any troubling issues in a private and relaxed setting with someone who plays no other role in your life. It allows the counsellor and client to develop a non-judgemental, accepting relationship, where the client feels they are safe and able to express themselves freely.
As an integrative counsellor, I draw on various therapeutic theories and use them to suit the unique needs of individuals. I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to its ethical framework. Currently, I work for a charity offering support to young people and adults who are impacted by cancer. I also have experience working with issues such as bereavement, loss, depression, anxiety, abuse, spirituality, trauma, childhood issues, relationship problems and work-related issues.
Before training as a counsellor, I worked as a teacher in secondary education for ten years. I have also worked as a youth worker, offering emotional support and pastoral care in a variety of settings.
At the first meeting, we will talk through the issues concerning you. Some people find a short term of counselling helpful; others benefit from longer term sessions. Sessions usually last for 50 minutes and are usually weekly.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of BACP (MBACP)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling, BA Hons, PGCE
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
Mon-Wed Day time, some evening appointments available