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MBACP, BSc (Hons)Psychology

About me

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist specialised in trauma, bereavement, depression and anxiety. I have experience working with young people and adults.

I work from a humanistic perspective but I also use a variety of therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and transactional analysis.

I help clients to identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; to seek and to improve communication and coping skills, strengthen self-esteem, and promote behaviour change and optimal mental health.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychology, a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling and a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I have experience in working with adults and young people who suffers from depression and anxiety. I have also worked with adults and young people affected by alcohol and drugs.

During my studies I volunteered for Kemp Hospice and North Worcestershire Bereavement to support adults and young people through all stages of bereavement.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

I charge £60.00 per session and offer half an hour free consultation.

Taunton, Somerset, TA1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Additional languages

Italian