MBACP (Registered), Dip.Counselling, DipHyp, Cert.Ed
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I mainly work as an integrative therapist, which means that I treat each person as a completely unique individual and I use my own experience, knowledge and expertise to tailor the therapy to the client – not the client to the therapy.
Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. I am also a qualified, clinical hypnotherapist.
My counselling practice is called Creative Counselling, because I will work with you in the most creative way, using a combined approach, with the ultimate aim of helping you to resolve your problems and mental health issues, whatever they may be.
Very often, a client will have initial, presenting issues, but will reveal a great deal more in subsequent sessions, so my own practice takes into account the need to work with a client in developing situations, in the way that is most effective for them.
In addition to the above, I am a very experienced and successful Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and, for some clients, this may be the best model of therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have now been qualified for 11 years as a counsellor and, throughout the 11 years, I have worked successfully for Noah's Ark Counselling Centre on a part-time evening basis, working with clients with a variety of issues and mental health problems.
I have been qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist for 2 years in October, 2018, after successfully completing one year's training in clinical hypnotherapy and achieving the Diploma qualification, DipHyp.
I have now set up in my own, part-time, private practice (please see my website):
My relevant qualifications are as follows:
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Developing Counselling Skills
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Education
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling/Psychotherapy - £40 per session
(Half-price initial consultation - £20)
Clinical hypnotherapy - £65 per session
(Half-price initial consultation - £30)
When I work
Tuesday to Friday (evenings: 6 pm to 9 pm) Saturdays - 12 pm to 4 pm
I am here to help you. These are just some of the problems/issues that I can help you with:
- Panic Attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Problem Behaviours
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Problems
- Couples Counselling
- Phobias and Fears
- Smoking Cessation
- Pain Relief
- Weight Management
- Fear of needles/injections
- Fear of the dentist
- Compulsive lying