My theoretical approach in counselling is Integrative. This enables me to adapt how I work with each person, whilst respecting individual beliefs, values and cultures.
My aim is to offer you a confidential, non-judgemental, safe space to air and explore any issues of concern. I see the purpose of counselling as an opportunity for personal development and growth with the aim of addressing your issues and coping mechanisms in order to become more content in life.
My role as a professional counsellor is to facilitate and enable this by working with you in order to aid your self-awareness and understanding so that you can feel empowered to make relevant and lasting changes in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor over 20 years ago and I am a professional, registered and accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
I am also a qualified couples therapist and a qualified clinical supervisor.
I have experience of working therapeutically with men and women of all ages and backgrounds. I have worked in schools, youth counselling services, voluntary organisations, private practice and now currently in the NHS. In addition to seeing clients face to face, I also offer remote counselling either over the telephone and via video calls.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Please note, that given the current pandemic, I am currently only offering sessions remotely (either by telephone or video calls).
I offer 50 minute weekly sessions for individual counselling for which I am charging £50.00 per session.
Couples therapy sessions are 60 minutes each week and will cost £80 per session.
It is natural to have some reservations, hesitations or even anxiety, if you are thinking about accessing counselling. It also suggests that maybe you have been struggling for a while and would benefit from talking through some of your thoughts and feelings.
If you would like to have an informal, no obligation, but confidential chat about whether this is right for you, please do contact me.