BSc Adv.Dip Counselling.Cert Supervision
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This is a time of stress, anxiety,and perhaps loneliness and isolation. At times like this it may be that you feel vulnerable and that your emotions are overwhelming. It is not unusual for stressful circumstances to raise past difficulties that you thought you had dealt with or successfully buried. Counselling provides a safe environment in which your deepest concerns are heard with values of care, support and respect. Now we are unable to meet face to face, but I continue to offer online counselling as an alternative if this is more convenient for you. Although many people prefer face to face sessions, meeting online provides an opportunity to get the support you need.
As your counsellor, I listen without preconceptions or judgement, to whatever you bring. I offer space for self-reflection, resolving issues and self-development. I will not give you advice or tell you what to do but I will be with you to help you on your personal journey as you explore and make your own decisions.
I use an integrative model, meaning that I combine a range of different approaches in order to support you in a way which works best for you.
My approaches include: Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Human Social Functioning, Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, etc.
After initial contact by phone or email we can arrange a session. At any point on this journey, from your first enquiry onwards, you are very welcome to ask questions and concerns you may have about your counselling.
At first we may meet weekly or fortnightly depending on what suits you and the number of sessions will depend on what you need and bring. You will be given the opportunity for a review at regular intervals to assess and consider progress and give direction for the way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: BSc Psych.
Advanced diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
It goes without saying that everyone is totally unique. In my experience over the last 18 years with men and women, I have been presented with a wide variety of presenting issues and needs and no two journeys have been the same. I use an integrative model which is able to draw from a range of models to try to address your individual style or need.
I would refer you to another professional if we agreed your journey would benefit from a different experience.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
in addition, I am qualified in Human Social Functioning and have wide experience in:
Relationship difficulties (in different areas of life)
Identity (low self esteem, social anxiety)
£50.00 per session
Fees: £50.00 per session.
When I work
I work from a garden office at home which enables greater flexibility to suit your needs. Latest appointments are at 7.30pm
Working from home, I have flexibility as far as appointment times are concerned. So please contact me so that we can work out a time that suits both our timetables.
I also continue to offer online counselling by Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime, if distance or inconvenience are an issue for you.