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Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor

About me

If you're struggling with emotional difficulties, talking to someone who can listen and hear you without judging may be helpful.  I have over thirty years' experience of working with individuals and couples who have reached a point of realising that they need support in facing some of the challenges that life brings.

I work with broad range of issues and difficulties, but have particular experience in supporting people in the following areas:

  • sexuality/sexual identity
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • relationship problems
  • depression
  • study and work-related issues

I work integratively - which means that I draw on a wide range of therapeutic theories and techniques including psychodynamic, cognitive, existential and humanistic.  Rather than trying to make you - the client - fit the theory, I believe in working the other way round,  ensuring that I am working in a way that you find helpful and supportive.

Contact me for an assessment session where we will think together about the concerns that you are facing at the moment, and about how I may be able to support you in responding to these situations.  I offer face-to-face and online sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University.

Other qualifications include:

  • MA Counselling (University of Birmingham)
  • Certificate in marital and couple therapy (RELATE)

I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including universities, with employee assistance programmes, charities and private practice.

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.

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

Fees

From £65.00 to £80.00

Additional information

The fee for individual sessions is £65 and for couples £80.

When I work

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Worcester, WR5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room is on the ground floor and there is no step up into the premises.

Additional languages

Spanish