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(Counsellor and Supervisor RMBACP)

About me

Hello I am a counsellor and supervisor who provides a safe, warm and comfortable place for clients to explore what is making them feel unhappy with their lives, and enable them to explore how they can move forward or adjust to what they are experiencing, to be the person they want to be and lead a happy fulfilling life.

Our lives can change in a second sometimes this is a good experience, but when it changes and makes us feel unhappy, sometimes alone and overwhelmed with life, we want this to change, however this can be painful and difficult to do alone, I believe counselling gives the client a safe place to explore these feelings without being judged or directed and most important to be listened to.

I use a person centred approach to counselling, but use other approaches if I feel this will be useful to the client.

I work with children, young people, adults and couples, I have experience of face to face, Skype and telephone counselling, I have worked for a youth organisation on a voluntary basis in schools and colleges gaining valuable knowledge and skills. I work on a voluntary basis at a local children centre offering counselling for adults, alongside working with clients privately and for Occupational Health Organisations, I work from home and also a site in Okehampton.

I have worked in the NHS for 22 years, in different roles from the Ambulance service, therapy in the community,acute and community settings, I then joined the community mental health team,it was whilst working in mental health I experienced some significant life experiences which took me outside of my comfort zone. This is when I started my training to become a Counsellor, I completed my training over 4 years

I am a supervisor who provides individual and group supervision to professionals, trainees in counselling, other health care professionals and organisations. I am able to travel to organisational venues where necessary.

If you feel I can help you, please contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Supervision (NSC)
  • Diploma in Sandplay (NSC)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

I work with children, young people, adults and couples, I have experience of face to face and telephone counselling, I have worked for a youth organisation on a voluntary basis in schools and colleges gaining valuable knowledge and skills. I work on a voluntary basis at a local children centre offering counselling for adults, alongside working with clients privately and for Occupational Health Organisans

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

Additional information

Fees are currently

Face to Face £55 for a 50 minute session

Couples £70 for a 50 minute session

Supervision £50 for 60 minutes £70 for 90 minutes

Group and Organisational Supervision, cost discussed at time of booking

Concessions available and can be discussed.

If you feel I can help you, please contact me.

When I work

I am able to offer evening and daytime appointments

Further information

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I follow their code of conduct and ethical framework www.bacp.co.uk to ensure safe practise.

Okement Centre, North Street, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1AR

Higher Nichols Nymett, North Tawton, EX20 2BP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I provide individual and group supervision to professionals, trainees in counselling, other health care professionals and organisations.

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