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BACP Accredited

About me

Are you in your 20's, 30's or 40's struggling to deal with the challenges of working, managing relationships or combating stress, anxiety and depression? I specialise in helping individuals just like you, perhaps who are wondering what is next for them.....a  new career path, whether to settle down or start a family, or extend their social world to end the loneliness currently felt. I offer both short-term CBT or long- term counselling depending on an individual's needs. Please feel free to call me or email to arrange an initial session together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills
Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Msc in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy  

I have worked as a counsellor in a GP surgery providing short term intensive support to individuals on a range of issues including anxiety, phobias, depression, stress and bereavement.

I have also worked in an alcohol rehabilitation project providing counselling and running groups to assist people to beat their addiction.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£65 for a fifty minute session.

When I work

Daytimes only. I have a pratice in both Forest Hill and Honor Oak.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults