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MBACP (Reg), Dip.Therapeutic Counsellor/Psychotherapist

About me

"People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are" - Carl Rogers

You have come seeking assistance for something you may well be struggling with.  This may have come about because of something specific or from a general change in mood or stress level.  As a Therapist, I can help you examine and understand these issues, what your thoughts are and how they make you feel, and help you become aware of how you are behaving with yourself, with others and as a response of this issue/s or a combination of things from your past. Together we can work to bring you back to a point where your life will feel more manageable and give you the tools and strategies to help you cope better!

I'm a genuine person who gets along with lots of different people, and who can reach depths of a therapeutic nature that bring about cathartic sustainable change in a person's life.  I have a bag of empathy, I'm a good listener and I will refrain from judging you, and whatever life has thrown at you, in any way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have had 5 years experience of working as a Counsellor and I have worked with a huge range of individuals from all walks of life.  I am a trained Person-Centred Therapist who believes that you are the expert on yourself, and I can provide the patience, empathy and understanding to help you work through difficult experiences. I am trained in Therapeutic Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Relationships Counselling.

Qualifications:-
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling                                                            Level 4 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy                                            Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
Level 4 Dipolma in Couples & Relationship Counselling
Level 3 Diploma & Certificate in Counselling Skills                                            Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills                                                                Level 2 Mental Health Awareness  Breathworks training in Mindfulness for Stress     

And further training in:- Attachment Theory, Psychopharmacology,
Working with Childhood Trauma & Abuse, Suicide & Self Harm, Autism, Loss & Bereavement, Eye Movement Desenitisation & Reprocessing

I update my knowledge on a regular basis via training, workshops, podcasts and webinars, according to the professional membership requirements of the BACP Ethical Framework.

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

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Fees

£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

We can have an intial appointment, and if you are happy to continue beyond our first session, we can set up weekly sessions, at the same time each week.

Further information

I am based in Oswestry, I am seeing people face-to-face or online. I have a room that we can be socially-distanced and parking is available outside.

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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