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Dip.Couns MBACP

About me

I'm a qualified, experienced Counsellor, offering a confidential, calm and welcoming space for you to share what is troubling you. By listening with compassion, understanding and empathy, I offer you my insight and support, and the chance to explore what is really happening for you in your situation. Together we can then discover what outcome you would really like and what is at the root of the issue for you so that you can find ways to move forward in life that are more authentic and fulfilling to you.

I work with Adults and Adolescents aged 11 and upward, in-person, online or over the phone.

Before we begin working together, I offer a free 20 minute telephone call to talk through a brief summary of your issues.  In this time we can both ask questions and get a feel for how it might be to work together. If we decide we are a good fit then we can book a full session at a time and in a format that suits us both and then take things from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • NCFE L1 Award in Interpersonal Skills
  • NCFE L2Award in Helping Skills
  • NCFE L3 Award in Counselling Skills & Theory
  • CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Existential Therapy
  • Certificate in Group Facilitation Skills
  • Certificate in Safeguarding Children & Adults
  • Certificate in working with Young People in 21st Century
  • Certificate in Exploring Spirituality at End of Life
  • Certificate in Bereavement Therapy
  • BACP/OU Certificate in working online

I am a fully qualified Person Centred/Humanistic Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, with experience of working with Adolescents aged 11+ and adults of all ages.

I have worked with bereavement, loss and grief, anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation, self-harm, identity issues (including sexuality and gender) and supported clients through difficult life phases such as puberty, menopause, divorce/relationship separation, retirement/loss of job/career change. I also have expwience of working with domestic abuse and domestic violence and with neurodiverse clients with ADHD, Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. 

In the past I have worked in a variety of settings such as a Hospice, a sixth form college, a high school and as a volunteer in the charity sector.

I have gained specific qualifications in working in Bereavement Therapy, Creative Counselling, Counselling with Spirituality, working with Young People, working remotely online and over the phone, ASIST suicide First Aid support and intervention.  

I am continually updating my training to meet new guidelines, to learn new skills and to gain knowledge that allows me to remain current and offer a high standard of support. I adhere strictly to the BACP's ethical framework for practice and receive regular supervision.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per 60 minute session (50 mins of therapy and 10 minute reflection time).

I offer a limited number of reduced rate sessions for clients on low income or in special circumstances. 

When I work

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My working hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-8pm and Saturday mornings 9am-12pm.

Further information

If you feel you would like to contact me for some Counselling support then please do so by phone or email. I offer a free initial phone call of 20 mins, where we can talk a little about what has brought you for Counselling, what to expect and how we might work together. If we are both happy to continue then we can book in your first session. I offer 60 minute, weekly sessions with regular reviews so we can discuss how things are going. I ask for payment 24hrs in advance of our sessions by BACS ,but full details of how I work are outlined with an a working agreement that we both sign prior to our first session.

Please get in touch if you have any queries or special requests and I will try to provide as much information for you as possible.

Addlestone, Surrey, KT15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
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