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About me

Are you facing difficulties, finding it hard to cope with life, feel overwhelmed  lacking in motivation.

In these changing scary times counselling could help you please read more about me and what I offer.

We all face crisis in our lives from time to time, our mental health will go through difficulties just as our physical health.

Now offering online and telephone counselling

I have been working as a Counsellor for over 10 years. I have worked in organisations based in Sandwell Wolverhampton and Dudley. I have also worked as a Counsellor and a Mentor with young people in several schools, colleges and educational settings providing confidential one to one creative, therapeutic counselling support.

My range of expertise range from working with adults, teenagers and children I work with both clients and their families where appropriate to identify, difficulties and barriers. Supporting and encouraging personal progress through life. I also have extensive experience of working in the charity sector for organisations who provide therapeutic services to vulnerable people in the local community with a range of people from a diverse ethnic backgrounds. I have a good knowledge of the social issues that local communities face and the support systems in place in each local areas.

Counselling gives you a confidential place to go, someone to talk to, who will listen, someone to explore your difficulties with in a safe secure environment.

I also offer telephone and internet online counselling should you find it harder to work with someone face to face.

I have experience working with a wide range of issues including... anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad or low, panic disorder, phobias, relationship issues including affairs and betrayal. Separation, divorce, bipolar, postnatal depression, abuse, personality disorders, child related issues, behaviour, defiance. trauma, addictions i.e. gambling, drugs, alcohol, internet addition. Suicidal thoughts, ideation, self harm to name but a few issues people face.

If you would like an informal confidential chat to see if counselling could be for you or you may want to find out more about the process of counselling get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Approach).
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing Certificate.
  • Certificate in Educational Support
  • Accredited Registered Member of the BACP
  • I adhere to BACP Ethics and Guidelines
  • I hold Professional Liability Insurance.

Additional Training and
Continuing Professional Development  (CPD)
I have completed a range of CPD training which is relevant to the client groups I have worked with they all add to the tool box approach I have to my work.

  • Drugs & Alcohol Awareness
  • Pregnancy Testing delivery and signposting
  • Delivering Sexual Health
  • Introduction and Advanced Practitioners  in Motivational Interviewing (Gestalt Based Therapy)
  • Mentoring Training
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Abuse, physical, emotional, sexual & neglect and its effects
  • Autism Awareness
  • Cultural practices
  • Anger Management
  • Self Harm
  • Safeguarding, children and vulnerable adults
  • Creatively Engaging Children Through Play
  • Behaviour Management
  • Mindfulness Meditation.
  • Suicide awareness
  • Equality & Diversity
  • I also have delivered interactive PHSE personal, social, health workshops to groups of young people in a variety of topics.

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mentoring, Coaching

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50.00 per session
Concessions are available for people on low incomes and students

When I work

Week days and evenings

Halesowen, West Midlands, B63

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
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.

My office is up a flight of stairs if this is a problem other arrangements can be made to meet your needs

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer supervision tailored to your needs I am keen to share my knowledge, to enhance the quality of your practice and your clients experience.

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