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I have been practicing as a counsellor/psychotherapist since I qualified 24 years ago. I work with adults - both couples and individuals.
I can offer SINGLE SESSION COUNSELLING, for those who have a specific issue that they would like to discuss. If this is something you are interested in, then do email or telephone me and we can discuss it further.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING. After 24 years of practice I have a wide variety of experience in all sorts of issues, including depression, worry and anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, anger management, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, serious illness and other lifestyle changes.
COUPLES COUNSELLING. I have been working with couples throughout my counselling career.
ABOUT ME. In 2001 I started the counselling service at a small local hospice, and I managed that service for 10 years. I have also worked as a tutor teaching 2nd and 3rd year students studying for their diploma in counselling
Currently I work in private practice and have done for 13 years.
I have been a senior accredited counsellor with the BACP since August 2012. This means that I have demonstrated to the BACP that I provide a competent, professional, ethical and independent practice and that I abide by their standards, ethics and guidelines.
As a senior accredited counsellor with the BACP I am required to have ongoing supervision and I see my supervisor on a monthly basis. This ensures that I continue to work ethically and professionally with all my clients.
As a senior accredited counsellor with the BACP, I am required to continue with my professional development and education so I regularly attend workshops and training days and read extensively on the subject of psychotherapy and counselling.
I am also trained to supervise counsellors.
I can offer appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the day time, my last appointment is at 4pm
Training, qualifications & experience
Degree in Psychology (1998)
Diploma in Counselling (1998)
Diploma in Bereavement Counselling (2003)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (2011)
Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Couples Course (2014)
I have 24 years experience as a supervised counsellor working with various issues.
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 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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement (particularly following the death of a child),grief and loss; lifestyle changes; redundancy; terminal illness and life limiting conditions; serious illness and terminal illness for the patient and their families; stress management and anger management; relationship issues; depression and anxiety and couples counselling (previously called marriage guidance) general anxiety disorder, panic disorder
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
I charge my clients £50 per session of 60 minutes.
I also offer a 30 minute assessment session for no charge, for those wishing to chat with me before starting counselling. This is an opportunity for us to meet each other and to discuss what your issues might be and how we might work together and how counselling might help. There is absolutely no obligation to enter into counselling with me after attending the assessment session.
My fees for counsellors' supervision are £50 per hour and £60 for one and a half hours
When I work
Off street parking available