I am a qualified counsellor with vast experience supporting clients in all aspects of life. I am committed to delivering client-centered support that gradually empowers individuals and enables them to make informed decisions. I possess a detailed understanding of the BACP Professional Conduct and Ethical Framework and applies such standards in interactions with clients and colleagues. Sound knowledge of various theoretical counselling approaches including CBT and Solution-focused, and their application in real-world settings. Areas of expertise include bereavement, addiction, depression, anxiety and brain injury, etc.
KEY SKILLS & EXPERTISE
• Experience and extensive knowledge of interpersonal dynamics, approaches to therapy and its application.
• Extensive experience and far reaching knowledge of Brain Injury utilising skills in psychology and social work
• I have experience liaising with service users from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures, developing my anti-discriminatory practice and understanding of interpersonal dynamics. I demonstrate a calm and understanding approach when working with families and in high risk environments and have dedicated years to honing skills in inspection, assessment, audit and review of services and have applied these abilities to continue improving my performance. My understanding of empathy and interpersonal dynamics are excellent working in Mental Health as a Counsellor and Project Coordinator
• Experience of working closely with psychologists, social workers, teachers and general practitioners to help clients to developing independence and community integration
• Knowledge of legislation such as Valuing people 2001, Mental Health Act 2007, Human Right Act 1998, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Equality Act 2009, Care Standards Act 2000 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995
• Experience working with people with a range of needs including severe mental disabilities
• Experience working with families and service users in high risk environments
• Knowledge of working with with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Dip (Hons) Counselling Psychotherapy & Psychometrics
Diploma in Jungian Archetypes
- Diploma in Psychology
- Certificate on Addicted Brain
- Motivational Interviewing & the Spirit of M.I. Certificate
- Certificate in Confidentiality
- Certificate in Challenging Behaviour
- Certificate in Recording Skills
- Certificate in Equality Act
- Certificate in Safeguarding Adults Legislation
- Certificate in Self Harm and Suicide Awareness
- Certificate in Sex and Disability (2008)
- Psychopharmacology and Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Rainbows Bereavement Group
- Assist Suicide Prevention
- Sex and Sexuality
- Novel Psychoactive Compounds
- Drugs Awareness
- The Addicted Brain
- Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery Certificate
- Mental Capacity Act
- Safeguarding Children
- Motivational Interviewing
- Working with Trans-identified and Trans-historied Clients
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Available evenings and Saturdays by appointment