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Dip.Couns. MBACP

About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psyhchotherapy.  With a busy practice in Milton Keynes, my work is fully supervised according to the guidelines of the BACP and I hold appropriate professional indemnity insurance.

Whether you have been to therapy before or this is the first time you are considering taking this step, it can feel daunting to understand what might be right for you.  I hope you find all the information you need here, but please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions you would like to ask about what I can offer you.

I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I have experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.

I am passionate about the work I do, and the possibility each and every one of us has to change: to choose a life more fulfilling and become who we truly are.

We all experience difficulties in our lives from time to time, but sometimes these problems can feel overwhelming and as if you have nowhere to turn.  I am able to offer support during challenging and distressing times in a calm, confidential and supportive environment where you will feel heard and understood.  Together we can work towards identifying and making sense of your difficulties and look at positive changes you may want to make in order to reach your potential and be the person you want to be.

IS COUNSELLING RIGHT FOR ME?

Counselling provides a confidential, safe and supportive environment where you can talk through any issues causing difficulties or concern. It is time set aside each week to talk about what you are experiencing and might include exploring life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. It can help you to understand aspects of your life which have been causing you problems. The understanding that you gain may lead to a decision to make some changes in your life. These changes may only be small but could have a significant impact on your happiness and well being.

Please telephone, email or message me if you have any further questions or to make an appointment.  I will usually respond within 24 hours.

MY SERVICES

Adults - over 18

I offer private one to one counselling in a quiet, safe setting in Milton Keynes.

For more information please contact me

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (integrative)
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (person centred)
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Other training includes:
  • Addictions and substance misuse
  • Self harm and suicidal ideation
  • Mindfulness
  • Recovery and healing from complex trauma
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • MKSCB Safeguarding Children
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Misophonia

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee is £45.  Sessions usually take place weekly and are for 50 minutes.

For more information please contact me

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekdays and some evenings

Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, MK16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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