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Looking for the right counsellor is a hard process. How do you know whether you feel comfortable enough to talk to someone by just a picture? Or a short bio like this one? The best way to find a comfortable ‘fit’ for you is to meet them!
I offer a free 30 minute session so you can experience myself and my style of counselling. During this, we can get a feel for if we are able to work together. I will offer you my honesty and respect while we explore issues you feel you would like to bring to counselling. I will not give you advice, however, we can work together to find your own answers. This means you are empowered to discover solutions to your issues in a supportive environment.
What is on offer
I provide a caring, supportive, and non-judgmental environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing. What is on offer is Pluralistic style counselling. As a counsellor, I offer you my honesty and respect while we explore issues you feel you would like to bring to counselling. This means you are empowered to discover solutions to issues in a supportive environment. My core approach is Person-Centred, meaning you are free to bring whatever you wish to counselling. I will not give you advice/or tell you what to talk about, however we will work together to find your own answers. If appropriate, I may introduce you to different styles of interventions I can offer. These may assist in finding understanding or solutions at time where you are feeling stuck/lost in what to talk about or do. You are always free to choose whether it is something you would like to try or not. It is very important in my style of counselling to tailor your sessions to your individual needs through a collaborative relationship.
Each session duration is an hour, unless agreed otherwise. How many sessions you have are completely up to you and you may discontinue at any point you feel comfortable. It is good practice to have a review in every 6th session to appraise how our work has been together. The review should take no longer than 20 minutes within your session. It is also important when ending our work together to have a ‘closing’ session. Endings are important to not only work towards but to discuss your process and to review your goals.
My first session
Free 30 minute session:
This free half an hour assessment is used to find out whether we both are comfortable working with one another. We will go over our working agreement, the reasons for coming to counselling, and go over some background history. You may also choose to undertake an evaluation of where you are now (tick box assessment), which can be used to track your progress in therapy over the length of your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications:(most recent first)
2021 - 2022
Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
2019 - 2022
BSc Honours in Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling
(British Psychological Society Accredited)
2017 - 2019
L4 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
(British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited)
2016 - 2017
L2 and L3 Certificates in Person-Centred Counselling
Person-Centred Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor (volunteering and private practice)
Extra training and CPD in:
EMDR Parts 1, 2 & 3 - To be completed by end of 2022- Specialist training in treating trauma responses
- The Rewind Therapy - Specialist training in treating trauma responses
- The Flash Technique - Specialist training in treating trauma responses
- Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk's Trauma Treatment Master Course
- Mindfulness foundation course
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Dealing with distress: Working with suicide and self-harm
- Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders Workshop
- Introduction to Somatic Trauma Therapy Workshop
- L1 Safeguarding adults
- Mental Capacity Act
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- Pluralistic Therapy
- Couples Counselling training
- Working with relationships training
- Sex and intimacy training
- L1 Child protection training
- Therapeutic play and creativity Workshop
- PREVENT training
- People working in Child Mental Health
- Suicide and self-harm prevention Programme
- Understanding challenging behaviours- Autism/ learning difficulties Workshop
- Autism Awareness
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.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
Concessions offered for
Individual - Adults: £50 x 1 Hr session (block booking discount available)
Rewind Therapy: £300 x up to 6 sessions
Concessions available for students, unemployed, etc.
When I work
Current weekly availability* :
Wednesday: FULLY BOOKED
Thursday: FULLY BOOKED
(*subject to change)