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MBACP Registered Counsellor

About me

Whether you are looking for support through challenging times or trying to make sense of your life, talking to a professional counsellor can be really valuable when things feel overwhelming and uncertain, we all need help at times.

Feelings we can’t manage or make sense of can impact on our whole sense of well-being and prevent us from living our lives fully. Counselling can help manage current situations and look at new ways of coping. It can also give us insight, understanding and perspective on past experiences.

I aim to offer a welcoming, compassionate, safe and confidential space for you to explore these issues, a place where you feel heard and accepted. This will always be at your own pace and without judgement.

My approach is an integrative one which means I work within a variety of therapeutic approaches, allowing me to draw on the elements that will work best for you.

I understand this may be the first time you have considered counselling and whatever your reasons for seeking support I am happy to discuss any questions and concerns you might have by phone or via e mail.

I feel the counselling relationship we establish is fundamental to a successful outcome. To this end I offer a free initial 30 minute session to see if it feels comfortable for us to work together and to explore your hopes for therapy.

I offer both short term and longer term counselling depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP certificate of proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB (ongoing)
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB.
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB.
  • Certificate in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer (Open University)

I have experience of working as a therapist with a wide variety of age groups and in different settings. These include working in private practice, a bereavement support team in a hospice and also in an education support centre.

I am a BACP registered therapist. The BACP is the profession’s largest registering body for counsellors and psychotherapists and promotes best practice. I abide by their ethics and codes of practice. I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I am working in the best way that I can for you. I am committed to continuing professional development.

I hold an Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB)

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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial 30 minute session- FREE

Further 50 minute sessions - £50

When I work

I am currently unable to take on new clients

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My premises are on a level ground floor with a small door step Free parking is easily available on road