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Dip.Couns MBACP

About me

Life is about achieving balance. Sometimes this balance can be disrupted by past or present events and it can be helpful to talk to someone.

Why talk to a counsellor? Even if you have supportive friends and family, it can be easier to talk to someone neutral. I can provide an accepting environment where you are not judged. We undertake the work together, exploring issues that you bring to the session. I am not here to give you advice, but we examine your options together.

I practise integratively, using concepts from person-centred and psychodynamic theories. This means placing you, the client, at the heart of the process and looking at past experiences, where relevant, in order to understand where you are now. This is done at your pace. Our sessions are reviewed on a regular basis to assess whether your needs are being met.

The number of sessions you have is determined by you and you are free to stop at any time, although I would appreciate some notice, as it is advisable to have a final session to review our work together and to have an ending.

I have experience working for a national bereavement charity, a family charity, and the NHS.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Couples Counselling - Gloucestershire Counselling Service
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Gloucestershire College
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Cruse - Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Cruse - Children and Young Persons Bereavement
  • BA Hons - History and German

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please contact me by phone, email or text if you would like to book an assessment session to discuss your needs. I practise near Tewkesbury. I charge £45 per session and sessions are 50 minutes. For couples, I charge £55 for an hour.

When I work

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9-3 Mon-Thurs

Near Tewkesbury, Worcestershire, GL20

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom