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About me

I am a qualified counsellor and CBT therapist with 20 years experience.
I offer short or long term therapy to individuals.

I work together with clients offering the opportunity to explore difficulties and distress in a safe, confidential environment. Even though life circumstances and previous experiences may be challenging it is possible to discover ways of increasing self awareness in order to build self esteem and self fulfilment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person-Centred, Psychodynamic Counselling
Post- Diploma in Counselling
Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Experience includes:
working within a University Counselling service
NHS (Improving access to psychological therapies)
Mental Health Charities

Accredited member of BACP and BABCP

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 £55.00 to £70.00

Additional information

£55 -£70 a session (one hour)

Woolpit Clinics Unit 11, Brickfields Business Park, Old Stowmarket Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9QS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom