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(Dip.couns, MBACP)

About me

I am a person-centred counsellor working with adults of all ages.

Offering you a way to explore whatever it is that is that is on your mind.

Having counselling experience working in the NHS, in an agency setting and also in private practice.

I am a registered member of the BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

I would work with you in a person-centred way, with aspects of other modalities when this is helpful for a client.  Which means I work with you on whatever you bring to a session, helping you to find a greater understanding of yourself and your situation. I will help you explore your life experiences and any deep-rooted beliefs, as well as help you find ways to manage and cope with any difficult feelings.

I offer a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space in which to work, alongside a reparative, trusting and therapeutic relationship.

In my agency work and private practice, I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and family relationship dynamics, as well as many other life issues.

My counselling work in a leading brain injury rehabilitation hospital gave me experience working with clients with life changing illnesses, trauma, PTSD, health difficulties, life transitions and relationship problems.

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

Brain related injury or illness including stroke (Both sufferers and friends / family)

Long term hospitalisation.

Dementia, Alzheimer's, MS, Stroke

Long term illness.

Loss.

Self Acceptance, Legacy, Life Achievements.

Fees

Additional information

I would offer you one to one counselling, in a comfortable environment, or from the comfort of your own surroundings via online or telephone.  Feelings and emotions can be difficult to deal with so your time would be used at a pace that feels right for you.  Face to face sessions are available at £45 or online / telephone at £40 with evenings and weekends available as well as week days.

When I work

Evenings, weekends and some week days.

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults