I am a qualified BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered counsellor, for individuals, couples, families and children.
I am committed to providing counselling in a supportive, non-judgemental, respectful environment. Creating a safe space to explore whatever issues you may be experiencing or have experienced. You will be met with a sensitive, empathic and curious approach to enable you to gain a deeper understanding of your personal situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I adopt an Integrative approach to counselling, which means I draw upon several theoretical approaches and models. These include Systemic, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Existentialism and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Relevant qualifications include:
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling – BACP Accredited : Iron Mill College
- Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples: Institute of Family Therapy
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Therapeutic Counselling Skills for Children: The Centre for Child Mental Health
- University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling: University of Hull
- Certificate in Youth Work: Level 2
- BSc Psychology Honours 2.1 University of Plymouth - BPS Accredited
My specialism is couple and relationship therapy and I have over fourteen years experience working for Relate. The relationship you have with yourself, with your partner or with your family are vital to one’s emotional health and wellbeing. Relationships past and present can impact what we think and how we feel about ourselves and the patterns we find ourselves in and the choices we make. Exploring the relational patterns you find yourself in can enable you to gain more insight, see things from a different perspective and enhance the quality of the relationship.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
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