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MBACP, Dip Counselling, Child & Adolescent Dip

About me

An experienced Counsellor, MBACP, Dip Therapeutic Counselling & Dip Counselling Children & Adolescents (with Distinction) and trained in Mindfulness. Fully Insured.

During my counselling experience, my main core theory is Person-Centred, working in a integrative holistic way, which has helped me in working with clients with different faiths and core values and I have respected each of their values and belief systems. This has meant offering the client unconditional, positive regard, empathy, being none judgmental and prizing the client for who they are.

Would you like to be truly heard, without expectation or judgement of who you are or what you should be? To find out what options you have in your life to find meaning and fulfilment? This is where counselling has been helpful for many people, as well as working with the issues and problems that can be brought to the counselling session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • Working with Bullying in Counselling
  • Working with the Narrative in Counselling
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Safeguarding)
  • Information Governance
  • Supervision Needs
  • Sleep Training
  • Mindfulness Awareness Session
  • Growing Around Grief: Implications for Practice - Master Class Dr Lois Tonkin
  • Modern Slavery - Adult Safeguarding
  • Macmillan Cancer Support: Recognising Death and Dying
  • Macmillan Cancer Support: Pain Management
  • Macmillan Cancer Support: Nausea & Vomiting
  • Macmillan Cancer Support: Constipation
  • Macmillan Cancer Support: Breathlessness
  • Valuing People, Improving Care - Glen Hinds
  • Development Resilience to Burnout (Mindfulness)
  • Intermediate Communication Skills - Concept Consultancy
  • Advanced Communication Skills - Concept Consultancy
  • Consultancy

Qualifications

  • Diploma Level 4 CPCAB - Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma Level 4 with Distinction - Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • BACP Registered Counsellor - Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 3 CPCAB - Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 CPCAB - Counselling Skills
  • Introductory Level - Counselling

Experience

In my own practice, I have helped individuals suffering various issues and conditions, such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, post-traumatic stress, relationship problems, guilt, anger, low moods, low self-esteem, self-harmers and coping with long-term illness. This is by no means an exhaustive lists.

I work with clients of all ages with bereavement issues or terminal illness and family members of terminally ill and deceased patients at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

I have counselled young people and adults with a wide range of issues at a locally based Sure Start Children’s Centre.

I have been a Client Cancer Case-Worker for Macmillan partnered with Age UK, providing support to clients with initial diagnosis of cancer, assisting with needs and provisions available by the charity, held group counselling sessions for clients and emotional support for families and on a one-to-one basis.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Individual:  £45.00

Student/volunteer/carer: £35.00

Couples: £60.00

Further information

Professional experience

I have worked with clients with a range of issues, such as, individuals who are suicidal, depressed, anxious, self-harming, trauma, having anger issues, bereaved, having had terminations, with complicated grief, parents suffering the loss of their child, individuals having chronic low self esteem, low in confidence, experienced abuse through alcohol or drugs, through domestic violence, burnout and clients who have chronic conditions, such as extreme epilepsy and clients with terminal cancer, amongst others. This also includes assisting clients who have relationship problems, compassion burnout and vicarious stress.

Personal experience

Over the past seven years, I have been selected in a voluntary capacity to instruct individuals form the ages of eight to eighty in a public speaking and a reading education programme. This programme assists participants to heighten their self-esteem and to build confidence in their own abilities. The participants’ skills range from those with limited reading abilities or who have speech impediments, to university graduates, who have joined the school in order to present themselves as public speakers both in front of an audience and speaking on a one-to-one setting. This has helped me to encourage others and help build their skill base and to develop my own skills in a supportive capacity.

Membership

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and work to its code of ethics and have full liability insurance.

Motivational quotes:

"When the skies grow dark, the start begin to shine"

Charles Beard

"Increasingly I discover, that being alive involves taking a chance, acting on less than certainty, engaging in life"

"I prize and treasure you, because you are different from me"                         

Carl Rogers

"Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power"                                 

Leo Tzu

“The wrong people can be our greatest teachers”

“I am still here, has all my power really gone?”                      

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler

"Healing through meeting"                                                       

Martin Bube

"To thine own self be true" 

William Shakespeare

"We need to learn skills, often many skills that we did not learn in our families of origin"

Jean Illsley Clarke & Connie Dawson

"..And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time"

T.S. Elliot

"Hope when all seems impossible"

Mr Spock

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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