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MBACP (Accred) & UKCP. Counselling & Supervision

About me

Are you experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, low confidence, issues in your relationships? Or perhaps you’ve faced abuse (domestic, sexual, childhood), or eating disorders and self-harm. These are all challenges that I can help you with, whether recent or non-recent abuse.

I provide support on a one-to-one basis by creating a secure and confidential space in which you can find the time to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours safely. I invite you to take this time where I can support you. Together we can explore areas you wish to focus on to enable change and growth. I hold space in an empathetic way where you can feel understood and trusted without feeling judged. Counselling helps you explore what is troubling you without the fear of judgement and without the intrusion of someone else’s opinions and needs.

I am trained in integrative counselling, which means that I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support for each person. The number of sessions required will vary from person to person.

I have recently expanded my knowledge and skills by training as a life coach. This allows me to offer counselling or coaching individually, as well as integrated counselling and coaching sessions, if that is something that would benefit you.

If you would like to arrange a session or have any questions then please contact me. I look forward to speaking with you.

Qualifications and Training

Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision

PG Diploma Integrating Counselling and Coaching

BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Diploma Integrative Counselling

Certified Barnardo's (LINK) Adoption Counsellor

Accredited Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Registered Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

My knowledge and practice are regularly updated by continuing professional development. Recent training i have completed:

Specialist Sexual Violence Training

Creative Therapies Training

Somatic Trauma Therapy Training

Transaction Analysis

Adoption Counselling Workshops

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professionally trained and qualified Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and life coach, providing support on an individual basis in central Ipswich. I have over 14 years of experience gained through private practice, GP surgeries and charities.

Over the past 12 years I have worked for several leading charities, providing counselling to survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence (recent or non-recent) including child sexual abuse.

Qualifications and Training

  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma Integrating Coaching and Counselling
  • BACP Accredited Diploma Integrative Counselling
  • Certified Barnardo's (LINK) Adoption Counsellor
  • Accredited Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Registered Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

My knowledge and practice are regularly updated by continuing professional development. Recent training I have completed:

  • Specialist Sexual Violence Training
  • Creative Therapies Training
  • Somatic Trauma Therapy Training
  • Transaction Analysis
  • Adoption Counselling Workshops

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £45 per 60 minute session.

Reduced fees available for students on counselling and psychotherapy courses.

Full details of location and local parking will be provided on arrangement of our first session. Unfortunately, the room is not wheelchair accessible.



Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor, and I can offer Clinical Supervision to qualified and student Psychotherapists and Counsellors, and people working in the helping professions.

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