Integrative Counsellor, MBACP (Accredited)
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I am a BACP Accredited child and adolescent counsellor. I provide short term and long term counselling online and in person at The Practice in Weybridge or in Hampton (Surrey).
Counselling can help young people with feelings and issues they are struggling with and give them strategies to help them cope with problems. Counselling can help in learning how to resolve issues it can also help to strengthen low self esteem and boost resilience.
I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use different theories to inform my practice. I have trained to use the arts in my practice which means that we might use play or the arts as well as talking depending on what is right for my client.
I offer a free telephone consultation where we can decide if I can support you. Depending on the age of the young person I may then have an initial session with parents/carers and after that weekly sessions with the young person.
Alongside my private practice I also work with young people for Relate as a CAMHS counsellor, for Lifecentre in West Sussex and in local schools as a school counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained specifically to work with children and young people at the Institute for Art in Therapy and Education. I am an Accredited member of BACP and work within their ethical guidelines.
I have worked with young people for over 10 years and have worked as a counsellor in schools, charities as well as in private practice.
I regularly attend CPD to inform my work. I have up to date safeguarding training and an Enhanced DBS.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Free up to 30 minutes telephone consultation.
I am BUPA registered.
£70 per session - 50 minutes.