I am a member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP) and follow their guidelines ensuring I provide an ethical and safe service. Following a holistic, person-centred approach my clients are at the centre of all the work I do.
Located close to the Swindon & Wiltshire History Centre 5 minutes’ walk from Chippenham Train Station, and 10 minutes’ walk from the Town Centre, ensures easy access to all who wish to use the service.
During these difficult times I am able to provide counselling via telephone or video, please contact me for details.
Clients I can work with are:
- The Elderly
- Trainee Counsellors
- Companies & Organisations
- Face to face long term work
- Face to face short term work
- Home visits*
Although I provide counselling from my home, I do offer a home visiting service in circumstances where this is required. This is available within a 10 mile radius of Chippenham and can be discussed at your initial enquiry.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons. Psychology
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Online and Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor, June 2020
- Volunteer Counsellor, Self Harmony, Swindon, 2018 to date
- Practitioner, Counsellors Collective, Chippenham, 2020 to date
- Private Practice, Chippenham, 2020 to date
Specific Experience includes:
- Eating Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Physical Illnesses
- Self Esteem
- Self Harm
- Sexual Identity
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
An appointment is 50 minutes and charges are as follows:
- Initial Assessment - £25
- Regular Session - £40
- Home visit - £45
- Student Counsellors - £25
- Corporate Clients - Rates negotiable
The following terms apply, these are also detailed in the counselling contract that you will sign following your initial assessment:
- Payment is upon completion of each session
- Acceptable methods of payment are cash, card, bank transfer
- Cancellation requires 24 hours notice
- Late cancellation will be charged at full rate
Concessions offered for
Our first session together is at a reduced rate of £25.00 and will last for 50 minutes. During this session we would discuss your aims and expectations of counselling, allowing us to start the process of developing a therapeutic relationship, and also to explore whether we believe we could work together successfully in addressing the issues you wish to bring.
The session would also provide the opportunity to bring any questions you may have concerning counselling; how it works and the processes involved. As well as more practical issues such as the contract between ourselves, payment methods, confidentiality, and boundaries.