I know that talking about troubling personal issues can feel really difficult sometimes and working with a counsellor can help to unlock those difficulties. I am friendly, easy to talk to and keen to help if you feel talking to a professional might help you. I am a person-centred psychotherapeutic counsellor, working in a relational way which means that I always put my clients at the heart of therapy and the therapeutic relationship formed is key to helping clients fulfil their desired potential. It is a non-directional approach which believes that given the right set of conditions everyone is capable of achieving what feels right and is best for them.
I work in a comfortable, central Plymouth location and we would ideally work together once a week although I understand life is complicated so every other week might suit you better.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Counselling and an additional diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I worked previously as a counsellor at the Bereavement Counselling Service and currently work for another counselling Service within Plymouth. I became a counsellor after many years having worked within Education.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.