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MBACP, MNCS Accred

About me

As a person-centred counsellor, I have an innate belief in the positive nature of all of us. I believe we will strive to do the best for ourselves and that we have a desire to fulfil our true potential. I also believe that you are the expert on your own life and that you know what is best for you, even if sometimes that doesn’t feel true.

As human beings, we all had judgmental and critical messages imposed on us by others early in life, leading us to believe that we are only acceptable if we think, feel and behave in particular ways. Because we all have a need to feel valued, over time, our personal judgements, meanings and experiences can become displaced if we strive too hard to belong and be accepted by those around us.

My aim is to provide an environment in which you will feel safe to explore and express your deepest conflicts, feelings, emotions and desires, confidentially and without being judged. A space where you can strengthen, accept and expand your own identity, and by challenging yourself, reconsider some of your beliefs that once served a purpose, but which now hold you back.

One of the most courageous acts we can ever make is to accept our vulnerabilities and look within ourselves to shift and develop as healthy individuals. By visiting my profile, you've found the courage to take the first step. If you feel ready to take the second, contact me to schedule your free 15-minute telephone initial consultation or to book your 50-minute face-to-face/online individual session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Around 5 years experience working with addiction, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and bereavement in community, rehabilitation, hospice and prison environments.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per 50-minute session

When I work

I have some availability. Please contact me for further details.

Further information

I am able to offer support for Pet Bereavement

Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Free parking outside

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