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MBACP Dip.

About me

'The relationship is the therapy,' is how I have heard counselling described. That is why is is so important to select the right therapist for you. What I offer is a safe environment for you to start your journey, to discuss the issues you face and provide a facility for change.

I work with adults (18+) only, using an integrative approach, comprising of Humanistic and Psychodynamic therapies. Humanistic therapy focuses on the 'here and now', in that we have the power to make our own decisions, that we have basic needs that need to be met, and how we can benefit from accepting responsibility for meeting those needs.

Psychodynamic therapy is fundamentally reflecting on our past experiences and how we may be influenced and unhelpfully effected by these in the present day. This combination is underpinned by an empathic approach towards your personal development so that you gain a better understanding of your 'self'.

Throughout this journey, you retain autonomy, the power of 'self-government', essentially the right to choose what is best for you

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) European Qualifications Framework Level 3
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) European Qualifications Framework Level 4
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling European Qualifications Framework Level 5
  • Aside from my formal qualifications listed above, I have extensive life skills, such as problem solving, effective communication, self-awareness building  & interpersonal relationship skills.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

How do you get started in counselling with me? If you are interested, you can either call me on the number provided, send me a text, or alternatively send me an email. I will aim to respond to you as soon as possible. If you would like to set up an initial session we will talk about what you want  to get from counselling, and I'll complete an initial background assessment. 

Following this, if you are happy to continue, we'll set up a second session, and I will arrange to see you on a regular basis, normally weekly at the same venue.

The fee is £50.00 for a 50 minute session, including the introduction session, I normally offer a minimum of six sessions, which we will both commit to via a client/therapist 'contract', here we will both agree to certain boundaries that need maintaining within the therapeutic setting we are in, for example I adhere to the BACP ethical framework, and other factors such as commitment and confidentiality. Prior to the end of the scheduled six sessions, we will discuss whether you wish to carrying with additional sessions, or leave it at six.

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Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am DBS cleared.

Croydon, Surrey, CR0

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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