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B.Sc.Hons (Psy) Dip. Counselling Dip. Supervision Reg MBACP, MBPsS

About me

I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor, Supervisor and mental health professional, a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

In my private practice, I work from a safe, secure, comfortable, confidential setting in East Grinstead, West Sussex, where I offer short or long-term therapeutic counseling for individual adults and couples.

Having taken appropriate guidance and having implemented a Covid19 Safety plan,  I have resumed in person, face-to-face sessions in my practice Consulting Room. In addition, I continue to offer sessions online or by telephone with more flexibility for availability and session times.

As an integrative counsellor, my approach is to work alongside and with you through whatever brings you to counselling.

After an initial consultation lasting up to an hour, if we agree to work together, on-going sessions are for 50 minutes.

I am able to accept clients who refer themselves or those referred by others.

I am particularly interested in working with clients who are under-represented in counselling or who find it difficult to access counselling and psychological therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc.(Hons) Psychology
  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and those in related professions
  • Cert. in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Couples Counselling Course (36 CPD Hours)                                       
  • Cert. Education
  • Trauma Training
  • I have over 30 years of working in front-line Statutory Mental Health and Social Care  Services and for a number of related voluntary organizations. As well as having a private practice, I am a volunteer qualified Counsellor & Supervisor, working in a Hospice, in a GP practice, and in two community mental health organizations.

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a specific interest in and experience of working with people employed in statutory services, first responders, keyworkers, carers, paid or unpaid, and people affected by workplace mental health issues.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

After an initial consultation lasting up to an hour (costing £25, if we agree Counselling sessions), on-going sessions generally last for 50 minutes (Individuals £40 & Couples £60 session). Some concessionary or sliding scale rates are available by negotiation.


Payment accepted by cheque, bank transfer or cash. No credit/debit card payments options possible.

When I work

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8am - 8pm. Some Saturday am sessions available

Further information

For enquiries about individual or group supervision, please contact me by email at info@head2heart.co.uk or by phone on 07866 239885.

East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Access is per a one step up and down on arrival and departure to my practice

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have a Post Qualification Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision for Counsellors.

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