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BSc (Hons), FdSc, MBACP (CS Counselling)

About me

I believe in helping clients understand their thoughts and feelings, and to provide the necessary 'tools' to equip them throughout life, because life is ever changing and growing.  I provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming space for you to explore your emotions.

Sometimes during therapy you may feel uncomfortable with what is being discussed, however, these are areas of movement, and by being as open, transparent and honest as possible, you could move towards being a lighter and more resilient person.

As an integrative counsellor, there are many ways that we can explore the right therapy for you

Sometimes it is difficult to move forward in life and stay in the present when issues from the past have been suppressed and unheard. I believe you can reconnect with life to find a more peaceful and happier way of being, through therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications for counselling are not only through academic knowledge and training, they also include around 40 years of life experience, both personal and professional. With these combined they continually enforce my ability to empathise and grow as a Counsellor in this everchanging world.

I also undertake regular Supervision and Continued Professional Development on a regular basis.

My qualifications and experience include:-

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Counselling
  • Credits at Level 6 in Integration of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy with Mindfulness
  • Foundation Degree in Science in Counselling
  • Telephone Counselling Training - Working with Long & Short Term clients
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse and Child Protection
  • Dyslexia/Neurodiversity Training
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Understanding Personality Disorder
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Solutions for Alcoholism
  • Resilience Training skills
  • Suicide Intervention skills

Member organisations

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

Session costs are £40.00 for an hour.

I offer a free initial telephone conversation before we meet, this is to check that the client is happy with what I can offer and how I work and to ensure that I am also a suitable counsellor for that client.

When I work

I am flexible in terms of appointments, please enquire regarding your suitability.

I currently do not have availability for Face to Face sessions Monday or Thursday after 2pm.

Weston Super Mare, BS23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples