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MSc MHS, BSc Hons, HE Dip Counselling, Dip Adv Supervision

About me

I have a broad range of experience in the delivery of professional one to one or group counselling services.

My experience includes working collaboratively with people struggling with addictions, anxiety and depression and bereavement. I am also very experienced in supporting people, off all ages, trying to cope with suicidal idealization and self-harm.

I am primarily a Person Centred, Integrative Counsellor, enhanced with additional qualifications and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy allowing me to work with a range of common mental health problems.

I also provide Clinical Supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors together with coaching/mentoring support for those whether in study or challenging work environments.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited with over 10 years experience in the counselling world

PGDip MHS (Open)
BSc (Hons) Social Policy
HE Dip Counselling
DIp Advanced Reflexive Supervision
Dip Management, Coaching and Mentoring

Extensive Management Experience and knowledge of the needs of individuals and groups.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40.00 per counselling hour

Students £30.00 per counselling hour

When I work

Evenings and Weekends and by Telephone or Skype

Further information

Online (ZOOM) and Telephone services only 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Supervision

In person
Phone

I have a broad range of supervisory experience working as a reflexive supervisor supporting qualified and trainee counsellors alike.

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