25 years experience of counselling practice and training counsellors. My primary focus is on building a trusting and safe environment with you in order to explore any concerns you have. I work with you, at a pace which is comfortable for you. I have knowledge and skills to assist you in pursuing your journey; I will support you in finding your own answers and to make any changes you believe will better your life. Sometimes change is not what is wanted or needed; you may want to work through some difficult feelings and issues to gain closure or acceptance.
I have experience of working as a counsellor in the NHS, colleges and universities,voluntary organisations as well as my private work.
I am also a counselling tutor and have been training counsellors for over 20 years. I understand the difficulties associated with counsellor training and am very happy to offer training rates to students. I offer counseling training at Worthing College: CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills; CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies; and CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
BTEC Certificate in Counselling
3 years training in Transactional Analysis
BA Applied Social Sciences
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling £60.00 for a 50 minute session.
Trainee counsellors £40.00 a session (minimum 40 session contract)
The first session is half an hour in duration and the fee is £25. Fees are paid weekly and are charged in full unless 48 hours notice has been given. I will always try and offer an alternative session if you cancel your session in less than 48 hours.