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Integrative Counsellor, FD, PGDip, MBACP

About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor with a friendly and gentle manner. I can help you with many issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma and bereavement. I offer a free initial telephone or online session, please call or email me.

I draw upon a wide range of therapeutic tools as an integrative counsellor, which will help you with issues you want to work through in a way that is truly geared to your very personal needs. I build strong relationships with my clients, so they feel at ease to discuss difficult issues that they may initially find hard to share. 

Why counselling?

There are many different reasons why people decide to seek counselling. The modern world presents us all with a myriad of challenges that can be hard to face. We may feel lonely and isolated, we may need help with processing past trauma and loss, we may struggle with depression and anxiety or addiction or we may just need support to cope with demands of our busy lives. I believe that everyone has stages or times in their life when they need help. 

Supporting you safely and ethically

I approach clients in a friendly, warm manner. As a BACP member, I respect and follow therapeutic ethics, based on the BACP ethical framework, which includes important qualities such as being truthful, integral and fair. I feel it's very important to support every individual uniquely and feel that each person has the right to be free to express their issues without judgment. I adhere to important ethical issues which include privacy, confidentiality and clear ethical boundaries.
 
A warm, flexible place to meet

Currently therapy is offered online via Zoom in a safe setting where you can feel free to talk. Therapy sessions offer an environment where you can express your feelings and gain deeper insight into your difficulties. These sessions are confidential, so you can talk about things you might not feel comfortable discussing with anyone else. The aim is to help you find better ways to cope, or to bring about positive changes to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Counselling (FD)
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy (PGdip)
  • Training in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Bereavement and Suicide training at CRUSE 

I have been working with Cruse Bereavement as a volunteer for the past 7 years, helping adults and children, which I find incredibly rewarding. I also have counselling experience with young people by volunteering in YMCA. I am an experienced, sensitive and insightful psychotherapist and I work integratively, which means I draw on different approaches to therapy to meet the needs of each individual. My practice is mainly informed by the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches.

Languages: English and Spanish

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

  • Initial Consultation - FREE
  • Individual Sessions - £50
  • My sessions are 50 minutes.

Fees are payable directly to me by PayPal, bank transfer or cheque. I do not accept payment by debit/credit card.

As a consequence of social distancing, all therapy sessions will be conducted online. Please contact me for more information.

When I work

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Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom