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MBACP Registered Psychotherapist, UKCP Accredited

About me

Whatever your troubles are, I provide a safe, confidential space where we can explore them together. I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation from which we can decide whether we want to work together. I offer appointments Monday to Thursday daytimes and evenings. Please take a look at my website to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a PG Dip in Psychotherapy and Counselling, I am an Accredited Member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).  I have a Certificate in Couples Counselling (2014) and I am a Certified Mother-Daughter Coach (2020).

I work with adults and have experience over 10 years of a wide range of issues in agencies and private practice including depression, anxiety, self-harm, bereavement, trauma, abuse and relationship difficulties. I have a special interest in antenatal and postnatal depression and birth trauma.

I am currently training in EMDR and see clients at a reduced rate for this technique. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Birth Trauma

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Fees

From £55.00 to £80.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

My fees are £55 for a 50 minute consultation, £75 for 1.25 hours for couples, and Mother-Daughter couples  are £80 for 1.25 hrs  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer daytime and evening appointments Monday to Thursday.

Further information

Initial Contact

Please either email me from this site or from my website or you can call my mobile. If I do not answer, leave me a message and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

When we speak I will ask you what brings you to call me and if I think I can help I will offer you a free 30 minute appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

First Meeting

At that time it would help to get an outline of where you are today in relation to what has gone before. From that meeting you can decide if you would like to continue with therapy.  You may not know at that time how long you want to come for and that is fine.  You can either decide you want to come for a certain number of sessions or you may want to see how things go or you may want to commit to long term work.  Whichever you decide, sessions are usually weekly.

Parking

There is on street parking available in town and there is 3 hours free parking in Tescos which is a short walk away. Sometimes there are unrestricted slots outside the house.

Location

I am situated in central Ilminster.

The Manse, 32 East Street, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0AN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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