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MBACP, Dip. Counsellor

About me

I am an Integratively trained and accredited counsellor which enables me to use a variety of approaches that can be tailored to your needs.

I have a number of years experience working directly and indirectly as a therapist mainly with adults and I am happy to support with deeper issues that may require support over a longer period as well as offering immediate short term interventions.

I also have experience of working as a supervisor to both trainee and qualified counsellors and have completed a BACP Accredited Supervision Course.

I am also a qualified Adult Education Teacher who has taught on Counselling Courses at a local college.

Practice description

Being Integratively trained enables me to work effectively with a number of presenting issues including:

  • trauma,
  • anxiety,
  • depression,
  • anger management,
  • bereavement,
  • relationship issues,
  • addictions, abuse, 
    unresolved childhood trauma,
  • low self esteem,
  • stress,
  • work related stress
  • and low self confidence.

My first session

The first session will consist of assessment, contracting and possible goal setting which gives us the opportunity to see if we are a good fit together.

Face to face sessions are carried out within the therapy centre which is a confidential space that will hopefully allay common fears of entering into therapy.

Due to restrictions caused by COVID 19, I understand that face to face sessions may not be preferable for everyone and I do offer telephone sessions.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues.

Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution 
focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis.

Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (726699)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Diploma in Integrative/Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care 
  • Child Protection Safeguarding Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Critical Incident De-Brief Training
  • Compassion Focused Staff Support Training
  • Emotional Responses to Loss and Grief
  • Psychological Resilience Training
  • Other Counselling Experience:
  • Manager and Senior Counsellor for NHS Internal Staff Support Counselling Service
  • Assistant Tutor on a Counselling Skills course
  • Lead Counsellor for BME Service Wolverhampton for the NHS
  • Counsellor within LGBTQ Service Wolverhampton
  • Support worker within a Residential Addiction Centre

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor to trainees and qualified counsellors.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

Individual Therapy £40 

Trainee Personal Therapy £35

Supervision (1.5 hours) £60 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work out of a therapy centre evenings during the week, this can be either via telephone or face to face.   At weekends I work all day Saturday and some Sunday mornings. 

Further information

Flexible availability including evenings and weekends which can either be face to face or via telephone

Birmingham Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, Pottery House, 127 Pottery Road, Oldbury, United Kingdom, B68 9HE

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors.

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