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B.A.(Hons) Degree Counselling Studies (Registered) MBACP

About me

I am a qualified registered Counsellor with a Degree in Counselling Studies, a Advanced Diploma in HE Person-Centred Therapy. After many years working in various other areas I decided to start my journey to becoming a Counsellor in 2011.  I then went on to University qualifying as a Counsellor in 2016.  I am a registered member MBACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have attended counselling in the past so as to work through my own life experiences which has helped strengthen my insight in my work with clients. Previously I worked in private practice seeing clients f2f in Essex.

I now work remotely offering online and telephone counselling

Why choose therapy?

We can all feel a bit low at times, more so in this current climate where extra pressures are being placed on people. If you are suffering from anxiety, loss, bereavement, isolation, loneliness, lack of confidence, pain related issues, or going through work-related stress, relationship difficulties.... whatever the reason you are seeking therapy I can offer a safe confidential space online or by telephone where you will be supported to explore your feelings.  

What approach do I offer?

Because I feel each client will be different and not the same, I use a tailored approach to my work.  Although Person-Centred Therapy is at the core of all the therapy I provide I can work in an "integrative way" using theory tools and techniques from other approaches depending on the needs of the client.

The Person-Centred Approach was developed in the 1960’s by Carl Rogers. 

‘Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life’ - Carl Rogers-

Why do clients come to therapy?

Some clients come to therapy knowing what they want to talk about but it is not always evident and sometimes there may be silences which can also be a very valuable part of the counselling process.  Whatever the reason, it is always nice to have someone who can support, listen, provide a safe space for you to explore anything you may be finding difficult.

Who do I work with?

I work with Individual Adults 18+ 

  • Older Adults  
  • Males
  • Females 
  • Students
  • Trainee Counsellors
  • EAP

I have some availability for Individuals who work unsociable hours/shift workers who may not be able to attend therapy on the same day or at the same time each week or employees who wish to self refer or be referred via employer. (Please enquire for availability & Fee)

Modality

  • Humanistic                     
  • Person-Centred 
  • Integrative
  • CBT
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Current Availability: 

Monday's    Please enquire for availability

Wednesday's  Please enquire for availability.

Thursday's  Please enquire for availability (the last appointment I offer is 8.00pm)

​*All sessions are 50 minutes in length unless agreed otherwise with you.

How do I book an appointment?

To enquire about Online or Telephone Counselling Tel:  07840 75768 or email me. I aim to get back to you with 48 hours.

I offer short or longer-term (open ended) therapy and work on a week to week basis (I offer some flexibility for those clients who work shifts or unsociable hours, or who cannot attend at the same time or day each week).

Who contacts who?

I offer a FREE 20 minute telephone call to seek consent from you and to take some brief details and discuss what you would like help with.  Please note at this time you are not my client and should be careful not to provide too much information at this stage.  Please provide a telephone number for me to call you on.

What happens next?

Once we have had our free 20 minute call, If you then decide to go ahead with therapy, I will schedule a date and time for your first therapy session. I will send you a form and a contract to read through, complete, sign and return before your first session. We will then meet on the agreed date at the agreed time via the online method you have chosen. I can answer any questions or concerns you may have,  and whether you need any extra support. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications 

  • CPCAB Certificate Counselling Skills [Braintree College]
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills [University of Essex]
  • Advanced Diploma in Higher Education Person-Centred Counselling          [University of Essex]
  • B.A. (Hons) Degree in Counselling Studies  [accredited by University of Essex] 

Further Training/CPD

  • Diploma Advanced CBT (Level 4) Distinction 
  • Diploma Grief & Bereavement (Level 3) Distinction
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling 
  • Understanding Autism & PDA for Health Professionals 
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
  • Counselling online: a Coronavirus Primer 
  • Working Online
  • Exploring Anxiety 
  • What works when counselling those affected by Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Person-Centred Approaches to Trauma, Critical Incidents, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bereavement Awareness

CPD is continuing professional development (this is not an exhaustive list).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Low-Mood
  • Loss
  • Ambiguous Loss
  • Pain related issues
  • Isolation
  • Anger
  • Change

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • Online Video Counselling 50-minute session £45.00 (Zoom or Teams)
  • Audio-only Counselling (no video) 50-minute session £40.00
  • Telephone Counselling 50-minute session £40.00
  • A concessionary fee is available for Students / Trainee Counsellors 50-minutes £35.00 (proof required/fee reviewed regularly) please enquire.
  • If you are an Individual working unsociable hours/shift work please enquire for availability and Fee

Cancellation Policy & Charges

Should you need to cancel your appointment or rearrange it please provide 48 hours-notice or the full fee will be charged. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Current availability:

Monday's    Please enquire for availability

Wednesday's  Please enquire for availability

Thursday's   Please enquire for availability (The last appointment is 8pm)

Further information

EMERGENCY

If you are in a crisis ‘online therapy’ may not be the right therapy for you. Signs of crisis may be feelings of wanting to commit suicide (suicidal ideation) or harm to yourself or others. In this regard, please consider contacting your local accident and emergency department at your nearest hospital and ask to speak to someone from the Crisis Team.  

If you feel you need immediate assistance you may consider contacting the Samaritans, they are available by telephone on 08457 90 90 90.

Thank you for visiting my page!

‘If you feel this counselling service is not right for you then I wish you well on your journey’

Braintree, Essex, CM7

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom