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Oak Tree Therapy
Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 8EF

About me

Hello and welcome to my Profile. You may be wondering is counselling for me? It may have been suggested to you that you need to get some counselling but you're unsure what it is and if it will work for me?! To begin with I always say to my clients 'for counselling to work you need to find the right counsellor for you. It's like finding your favourite chocolate bar, you may have to try a few before you find the one you like!' Are you someone who is feeling they are struggling with day to day living but not sure why, is it hard to talk about, are you confused or are you embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it even to loved ones.


Does any of that sound familiar to you, if so I can help. I am a humanistic counsellor and a MBACP, I am also IDVA trained through Savelives. I volunteered for a mental health charity for 4 years offering low-cost counselling to those trying to manage complex mental health. I have 6 years experience working with Domestic Abuse survivors and their families

I know it can be terrifying making that first step to reach out for help. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to reassure you, to make sure you are ready to begin the process of therapy. Because it is a process, a journey of self- discovery and at times this can be difficult. I will work with what you bring to the session and feel safe to share.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB -  Level 4 & level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling - 2014

FdSc- Foundation Degree Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate: Safelives - IDVA - 2019

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in the recovery from Domestic Abuse and all this entails. I have spent the past 8 years working in this field. Domestic Abuse is not always physical and the psychological effects this has on the individual and their families is often not recognised.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per session

1st Introductory session £20

193 Milton Road, Room 6, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 8EF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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