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About me

If you recognise that something is not right in your life, it can be of huge help to explore this further; particularly if it is a repeated feeling.  Sometimes it is obvious when a particularly testing time is around and sometimes it is less obvious what the cause of discontent, stress and unhappiness might be.  It may be relationship difficulties, employment pressures, low self worth and low self esteem, depression or anxiety, as examples.  The Covid 19 situation may have added to dilemmas and concerns.

Sometimes you may not even know what it is you need; you just feel the need to be with someone who will accompany you in understanding your world and experiences and will not judge you. To be able to speak your own truth can in itself be a release that brings benefits.

Counselling provides you with time that is dedicated to you in complete confidence.  Within an accompanying and safe relationship, counselling may help you find some of your own answers and understanding to enable you to live a fuller life or find your own way through a situation, that on at the moment seems too big to tackle.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling Professionals (MBACP – Accred) with a Person Centred Existential Approach to Counselling. I am an ICF ACC accredited coach with wide experience across a range of environments and cultures.  During these difficult times in our world, I am able to offer on line video counselling.

I work in the main with adults, and couples. I have an integrative approach which means that I work with individual needs and adapt to each client in a truly personal way.

I will not direct you to areas that you do not choose to go to. I will seek to provide an environment that helps you to realise your own potential. I am bound by the Ethical Framework of Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.

I receive regular supervision and attend personal development for myself as part of my on going training.

I have a broad general experience. I have worked for a number of local counselling agencies as well as my own private practice. My experience includes working with relationships, depression, identity problems, self harm, employment problems, workplace difficulty and career decisions. This is not an exhaustive list.

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

Fees

Additional information

Fees:  £55 - £65 per session (50 minutes per session).  Concessions available, please ask.

When I work

I am currently able to take bookings for on line and telephone counselling.

Windsor, Berkshire, SL4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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It would be possible for me to install a ramp for access to the counselling room. It is on ground level.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have 20 years experience as a counsellor and am now offering supervision, following the recent completion of ONC Supervision.

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