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About me

Counselling can help you reduce your stress and discover more balance, happiness and fulfilment in your life.

Change flows to understanding and acceptance, not from criticism.

Counselling is an emphatic, accepting process in which you will be deeply heard, helped in the clarification of your problem or situation, and facilitated in working towards a solution. It is safe and confidential and protected with BACP ethical guidelines. It occurs on a one to one basis for appointments of one hour duration, usually weekly or fortnightly.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help with any situation which has led you to feel anxious, low in mood, stressed or frustrated. They can help you see things from a new perspective and to find alternative solutions to your difficulties. They can also be used for personal development and transformation to facilitate changes in patterns of thinking and behaviour that may not serve you in your life. A person does not have to be in crisis in order to benefit from counselling and psychotherapy.

Clients have frequently reported a lift in mood, reduced levels of anxiety, increased energy and optimism, a new outlook and perspective on their problem and life in general.

Would you benefit from the opportunity to:

  • explore your thoughts and feelings
  • feel deeply listened to and acknowledged
  • be received with heartfelt warmth and compassion
  • be supported in working towards resolution of your difficulties

Ten benefits of therapy:

  • Increased self confidence
  • Dramatically reduced stress and anxiety
  • More control of your life
  • Clearer vision of your direction in life
  • Better and more fulfilling relationships
  • Greater sense of happiness and well-being
  • More creative and productive
  • More friends and better social life
  • Greater passion and motivation
  • Know you're fulfilling your life's purpose

Training, qualifications & experience

EDUCATION

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling studies
  • Certificate in Counselling skills

TRAINING

  • Pre-Trial Therapy for Survivors
  • The Survivor Trust, Leicester Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • MBCT (Mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy)
  • Post trauma states, dissociation and addictions training
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy for Psychosis recovery training
  • Certificate in CBT
  • Certificate in therapeutic Mindfulness
  • Safeguarding training
  • Suicide awareness training
  • LGBT awareness training

EXPERIENCE

  • Leicester LGBT centre
  • First Step - male survivors of abuse
  • PCP -Addiction & abuse
  • BACP counselling register

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

  • Transgender individuals and families
  • Alcohol and drugs abuse

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per session

£20 for initial assessment

Student concession available

When I work

Monday  to Saturday,  10am -  9pm

Further information

Drugs and alcohol rehabilitation

Transgender individuals and their families

Leicester, LE5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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.

Additional languages

Korean

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