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(fdsc, Mbacp)

About me

Currently offering online/telephone sessions nationally. Local face to face sessions.

I am an experienced counsellor offering a safe, accepting, warm and confidential space for you to explore a range of difficult feelings, thoughts, memories and anxieties.

I describe my approach as “down to earth”. By this, I mean that I offer a confidential space, where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and work through whatever is troubling you whilst offering appropriate challenges.

I am trained in a person centred way, which allows me to work with you from your frame of reference, encouraging you to lead the pace and depth of your own journey. I use a range of theoretical models and therapeutic approaches to help you move towards a more authentic way of being, and to create more meaning and purpose in life.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount in enabling you to take the necessary steps forward and I work hard to create the right conditions for growth and change.

I am a registered member of BACP and have several years experience of supporting a wide range of clients across the Private, Charitable and Voluntary sectors. This includes extensive work with clients experiencing alcohol dependency and/or addictive patterns of behaviour. I also have vast experience of working with anxiety and depression, stress, bereavement and grief, eating disorders, living with a terminal diagnosis, trauma and sexual identity.

Counselling sessions will last for 50 minutes and this is a time for you to be heard outside your immediate circle of family and friend without judgement.


Therapy will not not provide instant solutions, but I do believe it provides a guided space and time to work towards a happier and more centred person.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered counsellor with the BACP, and have several years experience supporting a wide range of clients across the Public, Charitable and Voluntary Sectors. This includes extensive work with clients experiencing alcohol dependency and/ or other addictive patterns of behaviour. I also have vast experience of working with bereavement and grief, eating disorders, living with a terminal diagnosis, trauma and sexual identity.

Qualifications

FdSc Counselling (3 years)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
AS Level Psychology (1 year)

Continuing Professional Development
Young People and Self Harm
Motivational Interviewing
Working with Alcohol Dependency Level 1
Working with Alcohol Dependency Level 2
Understanding and Working with Depression and Suicide
Understanding the Impact of Imprisonment on Prisoners’ Families
Working with Children with SEND
Alcohol Anonymous
Understanding Shame
Working with Co-Dependence
Understanding Eating Disorders
Supporting those with Sight Loss

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Initial consultation (30 minutes) – £20
During our initial meeting we will explore how best to work together, including your current issues, concerns and history, and what you would like to achieve from counselling.

Counselling sessions (50 minutes) – £40

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults