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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Time with a therapist can be a great opportunity for you to re-evaluate your life, your priorities and your beliefs; so you can feel freer and happier.

I am flexible and non-judgemental in my approach and believe I can put you at ease. I have a professional interest in supporting people through change to achieve higher levels of well-being.

I base my approach to counselling not just on my training, but more broadly on my personal and professional experience of life. I have worked in the care profession for over 30 years.

I understand that for my clients to work openly and honestly with me, it may involve you disclosing personal experiences that can be painful, uncomfortable or distressing but I am approachable and develop comfortable and trusting relationships with people.

I work from home in north Devon, just north of Barnstaple. I have private space in a peaceful and calm environment.

I offer  early morning & evening appointments if required, and can work on Zoom with people if this needed.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training includes qualifications and practice experience as a:

·     Counsellor & Psychotherapist

·     Certified Practitioner of NLP

·     Certified Hypnotherapist

·     Family Mediator

I am a Full Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

Family mediation

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I am able to offer an introductory assessment session free of charge.

My charges are £40 - £60 per session, but may be negotiable according to circumstances.

Sessions will last between 60 – 90 minutes (by agreement with you).

I work Monday – Fridays and offer early morning & early evening appointments if required.

I work from home in north Devon, just north of Barnstaple. I have private space in a peaceful and calm environment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Early morning and evening appointments available.

Home visits possible in some circumstances.

Further information

Whether you are looking for a therapist for the first time, or whether you are looking to find someone new, I hope I will be able to answer some of the questions you may have.

I am very aware that many people are unsure what sort of therapist they want, or even how to choose between the options and choices available to them.

The following are common concerns people may have:

1.     Will my therapist be knowledgeable and experienced to work with me?

2.     Will I feel able to trust / like my therapist?

3.     What are the differences between all the different types of therapy?

4.     What style / school of therapy does my therapist use?

5.     What will happen in my first session?

6.     How will I know that therapy is working?

7.     Will there be flexibility about appointment times?

8.     How much will it cost?

I hope the information on my website will give you an idea of what I can offer and if I am the best person to help you.

Clients will always receive my full commitment and respect.

All my work is completely confidential and you can have absolute trust that anything we discuss will be kept private.

Please contact me for a free first meeting to discuss how I can help you.

South Sandpark, Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4NG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

It is possible to park right outside my counselling room. Whilst it is not completely level access it is very easy for people with restricted mobility to access. I may be able to offer home visits for people unable to travel easily.