As an experienced nurse and counsellor with many years working in mental health in the NHS, I have the skills and qualities to support people to enable their own change.
My own life has not been without its challenges having brought up my family single handed whilst being a working mum and studying to gain additional qualifications. I have had a small private therapy practice for the last 18 years and as I approach retirement from the NHS, I am further developing my practice, building on the experience I have had both in this work and in my nursing career.
The aim of my integrative approach is to work alongside you to help and support as you work through your problems to achieve a resolution. It is a journey of self discovery and finding a way to love yourself and accept who we are. This is not without challenges and I call this “wonderfully hard”.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced counsellor in my NHS work using CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy) working with people with emotional dysregulation (borderline personality disorder). Additionally I am experienced in mindfulness practice. I am a substance misuse specialist recovery counsellor, covering all aspects of this including alcohol, opiates. benzodiazepines and novel psychoactive substances.
- Registered nurse NHS 40 years.
- Integrative trained therapeutic counsellor - Diploma - 18 years in practice.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session.