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MBACP (Registered) (Ad.Prof.Dip.PC); MNCS(Acc); MCMI

About me

I am a BACP qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I have my own private practice near Downham Market, where I have a comfortable, private consultation room with easy parking.

I am a member of the Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Professional Counselling Partnership, who all provide a high level of counselling support to clients, meeting on a regular basis.

My previous employment was for the Charity Mind as a High Intensity Counsellor, who then formed a partnership with the Wellbeing Service, who are part of the NHS.

I have experience of working with depression, stress related issues, (particularly in the work place), physical /psychological/sexual abuse, bereavement, couple counselling and many other areas, a full list of which is outlined below.  

Life is not easy and I know how distressing it can be when things become difficult, and how daunting it might feel when having to take that first step in seeking help from a professional.  I therefore work in a friendly, relaxed and approachable manner, ensuring that my client's feel safe and comfortable. 

The process of counselling is to enable clients to explore issues in a confidential, non-judgemental and supporting environment. To help come to an understanding and an acceptance as to what has or is happening in their lives, either present or historically, which may be painful and confusing, to look at making any changes clients may want to happen. Working together with my client, towards improving their well-being and thereby enhancing the quality of their life.

I offer an integrative approach to counselling,  which is predominantly person-centred however, I am also trained in a psychodynamic and a CBT approach.

So please call for an initial chat, (and feel free to ask any queries you may have), and following that an appointment can then be made to see if Counselling will suit your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training in 2005/2006 obtaining a Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory awarded by the NCFE. I then studied at the University of East Anglia and obtained the Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip PC) and then went on to achieve the Advanced Professional Diploma (Ad.Prof.Dip PC).

I also have the following:

  • Registered Membership of the BACP (MBACP)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
  • (I work within the BACP ethical Code of Practice for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). 
  • Accredited membership of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Acc)
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)
  • Certificate in Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
  • Certificate in Discovering and Changing Limiting Beliefs
  • I hold an enhanced CRB

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

Fees

Additional information

Call for a chat when I will be happy to answer any queries
Initial consultation and one to one sessions £45
Initial consultation and Couple counselling £60
Sessions last for 50 mins

When I work

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 8am to 2pm.

Urgent appointments can be made outside of these times at short notice.

Wretton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE33

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples