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I am an accredited Senior Supervisor, Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
I have over thirty year's experience of working in the care profession, including over twenty five years as a therapist. I am a Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor, Psychotherapist and a (Snr Accred) Superviser. The register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care which is recognition within the health and social sector. I am also a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.
I am experienced in providing help in the following areas:
- Relationships & co-dependency
- Depression & negative thinking patterns
- Anxiety, phobias & post traumatic stress
- Abuse incl. sexual, physical & mental
- Anger management
- Family issues
- Assertion and communication skills
- Personal development
- Bereavement & loss e.g. break up of a relationship, family split et al
- Low self esteem, loneliness & isolation
- Parenting skills
- Stress management and work related problems
- Helping parents to develop their parenting skills.
My philosophy as a therapist is that the the relationship between the counsellor/therapist and client is the most important ingredient for therapy, I work with a warm friendly approach, to help you feel comfortable so we can form a trusting relationship for whatever you want to bring to the session.. Therefore, I adapt my work to purely meet your individual needs, what is for your best interest.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with many different organisation including the NHS, Education Authorities, Statutory agencies, private businesses and charities. My professional qualifications include the following:
* MA Counselling & Psychology
* BSc (Hons) Pschology & Counselling
* MBACP Senior Accredited Supervisor
* MBACP Senior Accredited Psychotherapist & Counsellor
* Diploma in Integrative Supervision
* Diploma in Pschodynamic Counselling
* Cert. for Supervising Life Coaches
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.
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
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
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£65.00 for an initial therapy consultation of 1 hour. If we agree to continue, the fees are £60 per therapy session. Due to an individual's financial situation, especially in this difficult time due to rising prices etc., a lot of people of going through, I am of course very understanding if someone would like to discuss low cost counselling at my discretion.
The initial consultation fee is £75.00 for 1 hour. In some cases, couple work can require longer sessions and fees are adjusted accordingly.
I offer Supervision for £60.00 per hour or 1 hour 30 minutes for £90.00.
Fees for organisations and agencies are negotiable according to travelling time and expenses.
When I work
I am a flexible therapist and work not only with people who like the regular time every week, I also work with people or couples who do shift work or can only come fortnightly etc.
My working hours are Monday to Saturday morning. Please see the section on (Fees and Availability), this shows my working times. I am when it comes to appointment times, as a flexible therapist as I have always worked with people who work shifts etc.
As well as Face to Face work, I work online on Zoom, Face time,. Google, Teams and What's App
It is from my experience of over 30 years of working as a therapist, my philosophy regarding talking therapy, is that the relationship between client and counsellor is the most important ingredient for therapy to work.