BA(HONS) MBACP Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Specialist
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It can seem like the hardest thing to do to access counselling, but it can be life changing if you take that first step in contacting me. I help clients with issues such as suicide ideation, stress, low self-esteem, panic disorder, anxiety including generalised anxiety disorder, feeling sad and phobias. I have helped many clients in getting back to work on the EAP (employee assistance programme). I work with families, couples and individuals regarding relationship issues, family issues, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce and also bereavement. I am doing face to face sessions at Shepshed and also telephone sessions as an alternative.
I also work with young people 18 and above with issues including life changes, gender identity, self-harm and relationship issues. I am passionate about the benefits of counselling and the positive changes that good therapy triggers. I use an Integrative approach which means incorporating many years of training and experience in psycho-dynamic, person-centred, systemic, C.B.T. and solution focused modalities to bring about change.
I offer a non-judgmental and confidential service. I am a fully qualified and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and maintain a high standard of professionalism by complying with the ethical framework and codes of conducts.
Many of my clients had no experience of counselling and had no idea what to expect. Being comfortable with your counsellor is probably the most important thing that will allow you to explore the connections between your thoughts and feelings and move forward from feeling stuck or isolated, or going around in circles.
I mainly see clients in Shepshed near Loughborough. It has easy access with ample free parking and accessible via public transport. I see clients on a weekly basis, times and days to suit you. I do not specify a minimum amount of sessions, you decide if you want to return. Please contact me for further information on booking a session.
Please visit my website (see button opposite) for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling.
Level 5 diploma in Relationship Counselling.
Level 5 diploma in Integrative Counselling.
After qualifying and gaining extensive experience, some years later I went on to do further study to Level 6 and obtained a first class Bachelors degree in Counselling Solutions, incorporating C.B.T., Psychodynamic, Systemic and Solution Focused methods.
I am committed to continued professional development and life-long learning and access as many C.P.D. classes that time allows in order to be able to offer evidence-based therapy. I have a current D.B.S. (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £55.00
Fees per 50 minute session are £45 individuals and £55 couples.
When I work
I offer individuals and couples/families daytime and evening appointments in Shepshed and Coalville. Telephone sessions are available also and are an alternative during lockdowns.
I do short, medium and long term therapy at my private practice and clients say they see a change after just two or three sessions. Please feel free to call or email me to arrange an appointment. I look forward to speaking to you.