I'm a Christian and counsellor trained in the person-centred approach with cognitive behavioural skills. I am also an EMDR Level 3 therapist. I am an accredited member of both the Association of Christian counsellors and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, so you can be assured of an accepting, knowledgeable and professional counsellor who will be with you through your therapeutic experience.
The first time we meet is generally known as an Initial Meeting (for obvious reasons) and it's an opportunity for me to explain what counselling is; I rather like "an intentionally helpful conversation" but, of course, I will go into far more detail so you will have as much information as possible to help you make an informed decision. I will explain what I can safely offer in terms of confidentiality, and it's a time for you to decide whether you can work with me, whether counselling is the right decision and course of action for you to take at this time and if so, how many times you would like us to contract to meet for. I currently charge £50 per session, £70 per session for couple counselling.
I hope you find a way through your difficulties and if you choose to contact me I look forward to meeting and supporting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Three years at the University of Chester gaining a Graduate Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate of Attendance Postgraduate Module: Cognitive - Behavioural Counselling
- Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing training to level 3
- Experience in a GP Practice, delivering counselling within the bounds of the medical model
- Experience in a local hospice, delivering bereavement and loss counselling to relatives of cancer patients
- Experience counselling members of the Anglican Church
- Experience working with adults sexually abused as children
- Experience working with children, young people, adolescents and young adults from the ages of 7 - 25
- Experience of working with trauma
- Experience working with older adults
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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