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This professional is available for new clients.
This professional is available for new clients.
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. We are now free to meet face to face, but I continue to offer online counselling as an alternative if this is more convenient for you.
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 best works 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, 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. I don't like to put a limit on the number of sessions I offer, because at the outset it may not be clear what you need or what will come up. You will be given the opportunity for reviews 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 20 years with men and women of very varied ages, people have come with a wide variety of presenting issues. It goes without saying that no two journeys have been the same. I use an integrative model which is able to draw from a range of models and styles. I find this approach best for tailoring counselling to individual need.
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 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
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
My setup allows me flexibility in appointment times. After initial contact I will offer to call you to discuss your need and availability.
Last appointments start at 7.00pm
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 this is preferable for you.