MBACP (Accred)/Dip Couns: Counsellor/Clinical Supervisor
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I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy with 20 years experience in the field.
We can all experience times in our lives when we are faced with emotional challenges. Though we may have friends & family to talk to, there are times when we know we need something more.
No matter what the situation, I believe we all have the ability to heal & grow from whatever life has put in our way. Underpinned by a Person-Centred approach and through years of continual professional development, I have within my Counsellors ’toolkit’ a wealth of knowledge & experience of theoretical modalities* to support the needs of those ready to address their current obstacles for improved mental health & well-being.
I adapt my approach to effectively support a client to explore their issues, to gain new perspectives and insights for achieving positive solutions.
*Modalities including Solution Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness & Interpersonal Therapy (this list is not exhaustive) and an expanse of coping strategies and self-help techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- BSc Degree in Therapeutic Counselling
- NCFE - Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy(Level 4)
- NCFE - Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Level 5)
- NCFE - Certificate in Mediation & Negotiation Skills (Level 4)
- NCFE - Certificate in Brief Solution Focused Therapy (Level 4)
- NCFE -Certificate in Bereavement Supervision (Level 4)
- Interpersonal Therapy – IAPT Practitioner training (NSCAP)
- NCFE - Certificate in Counselling (Level 3)
- NCFE – Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
Continual Professional Development (CPD) includes (not exhaustive):
Working with the Inner Child, Trauma Sensitive: Integrating The Body in therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Stress Management, Anger Management, EMIplus - Trauma Therapy, Cruse: Bereavement Care, Understanding Self Harm
With many years experience of working within community, education, voluntary & health sectors, I work effectively in both brief & longer-term therapy. Supporting clients aged 16 years & above, I have extensive experience of working with a variety of presenting problems including (though limited to) depression, anxiety, historic and current issues, bereavement and loss, anger, intrapersonal (within self) and interpersonal (relationships) issues.
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)
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
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Counselling £50 per session
Discounted fees for Counselling Students seeking personal therapy sessions (£35 per session).
Clinical Supervision sessions are £50 for a hour session/ £75 for an hour and a half session. Counselling Student fees to be negotiated.
When I work
Face to face sessions from therapy rooms from 9am til 8pm on Mondays & some evenings. Telephone & online available too. Please call to discuss availability on days stated.
I offer therapy via telephone, on-line & face to face from the address given on this page.