Fnd A in Integrative Counselling, MPP, B Soc Sc)
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I counsel because:
- there are always valid reasons for the anxiety, fear, hurt and loss a person feels. These can be met, understood and healed. With counselling support, we can make sense of our difficulties, emerge and grow; authenticity, peace and happiness await.
- left unattended, however, our internal wounds can continue to hurt us and eat away at our true 'selves', our relationships and our aspirations. With the right support we really can make sense of and resolve our difficulties.
- whatever causes us harm and damage (leading to anxiety, depression, fear, addiction, isolation, anger, trauma, bereavement, worthlessness, stuckness, domination, etc.), we do have the expertise and capacity within us to unlock, repair and heal and to become who we truly want to be.
- when a counsellor and client collaborate to work with any difficulties, the process can be transformative: it is not confined to repairing our wounds - it really is possible to reclaim our true self, to go forward and live our life with greater ease, security and authenticity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Degree in Integrative Counselling from the University of Leicester.
I work from two locations: Rutland Therapy Centre in Oakham and Crawthorne Rd in central Peterborough. These provide good access to much of Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Even before Covid 19, I have always worked as a telephone counsellor so if that suits you better or you wish to explore it, we can use that approach
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Associate of Cambridgeshire Consultancy in Counselling (CCC).
As an Integrative Counsellor I draw on more than one approach. My professional roots are in 'Psychodynamic Counselling' and 'Person-centred' approaches also feature strongly. I access other counselling techniques as the work requires.
I bring considerable other professional expertise and experience to the role as Counselling was not my first career. I am a Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Social Science. I bring considerable experience of complex organisational cultures and development (E.g. empowerment evaluation, team mediation work, etc). I am passionate about the natural world of which each of us is a part and we access this in our work together.
I am a mother.
Clients may expect:
- professional counselling skills & expertise
- positive regard
- genuine interest in their difficulty/difficulties and hopes for the future
- openness and commitment to exploring the root causes of one or more difficulty
- empathy, kindness, warmth, honesty and integrity
- clear arrangements about terms of collaboration, assessment, review, evaluation and fees
- compliance to an Ethical Framework provided by the BACP, where I am a registered member. http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concern about climate change and environmental related issues, anxieties about pets.
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£47.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer a 15- 30 minute phone chat before starting any work. I do not charge for this.
When I work
Face to face or phone counselling on weekdays. Day & evening sessions at the Rutland Therapy Centre, Oakham; 2 minutes walk from Oakham train station.
People may feel hesitant about counselling. Maybe:
- they did not find it helpful before?
- they see it as an unaffordable luxury, not an essential necessity?
- they find it extremely hard to tune in to how they feel and/or share how they feel with another person?
- they consider counselling to be a last resort when all else fails - what if it doesn't work?
- they think it is all too much, that it will take too long and/or that it is too late?
A counsellor will recognise such commonly felt difficulties and barriers and assist clients to explore such concerns. They may be surprised at how well problems are recognised and understood. It is never too late to work on any difficulty or to work towards healing wounds that remain from a long time ago and hurt us still.