Registered Member MBACP (Accredited) PgDip,MSc
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I can offer you the space that you might need to work through anything that is upsetting you or causing you distress as well as traumas of all kinds This can be face to face , on line via text, instant messaging or video chat or a blended approach that suits you.
What’s important is the safe space I provide for you to say whatever you like where you experience reflections that are safe and led by you.
We discuss how counselling might help you and the issues which you might want to begin to talk about so that we can agree, between us, on a way of working, bearing in mind my person centred approach , with CBT interventions where you agree it is helpful and the reasons that might bring you to counselling.
I am also trained to deliver a Trauma Focused-CBT (TF-CBT) course if that is how you would prefer to work and I can explain more if you would like to contact by email.
As an accredited member of the BACP you are assured that my practice meets the BACP higher standard as a competent , ethical and independent practitioner.
While often more than one issue can be present when someone is in distress, the kinds of issues clients have brought to counselling with me include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), abuse, anger-management, dissociation, post psychosis recovery, self-harm and suicidal feelings. There are many more and I would encourage you to contact me initially to discuss your needs.
On line counselling
I also provide counselling services on line. Online counselling is an alternative way to get support from a professional counsellor. It is an opportunity to explore difficulties, express feelings and untangle troubles in a safe, professional space without judgement. Perhaps you have difficulties with mobility or prefer to communicate by text or via skype live chat or instant messaging or Zoom. On line counselling can provide professional and effective counselling without meeting in person. You might even prefer a blended approach where some of the sessions are on line and some in person.
What Can On Line Counselling Help With
Online counselling may be able to help with a wide range of issues including, , abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, bereavement, self-esteem, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, discrimination, traumas and many more.
However not all types of issues can be resolved through online counselling and I will advise you if face to face counselling, or some other form of support might be more suitable for you. Where I consider that online counselling would not be the most suitable means of support I will make every effort to assist you in a referral to a suitable alternative source of support.
Skype or Zoom
If you choose webcam sessions, we can meet on Skype www.skype.com or an alternate video service such as Zoom.
If we work together on Skype it can be by text or live session as you prefer. We will agree an appointment time for you and I will meet you on Skype at that time for 1 hour.
It’s important to ensure you have sufficient privacy and safety when in video counselling or composing a counselling email so I would recommend you choose somewhere that you are unlikely to be disturbed or that others can view your screen while typing.
Similarly, I will respect your privacy where no one can see my computer screen, I am the sole user of it and it is password protected with up to date anti-virus and firewall protection.
I am a qualified Supervisor and work within the BACP ethical framework offering both individual and group supervision. You can have confidence in receiving appropriate and ethical supervision. Just contact me for more information.
Couple Counselling is where both partners in a relationship come to Counselling sessions together. The Counsellor will help the couple to talk openly about their difficulties and will seek to help them understand what underlies these difficulties. Together the Counsellor and the couple then work on how to make changes to improve the relationship. Sometimes a couple will decide to separate and a Couples Counsellor can support them through this process.
I am an accredited and registered member of the BACP and work to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice, a copy of which can be made available or found at www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/.
We discuss how counselling might help you and the issues which you might want to begin to talk about so that we can agree, between us, on a way of working, bearing in mind my person centred approach and the reasons that might bring you to counselling. The first 30 mins is uncharged.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
- MSc Biomolecular Organisation (Distinction)
- PgDiploma Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7)
- PgCertificate Evidence Based Practice - CBT (Level 7)
- Certificate in Rewind Therapy - Human Givens Institute
- Certificate in Understanding Anxiety & PTSD - Human Givens Institute
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (2011/2012
- Certificate in On Line counselling skills (with distinction)
- Certificate in delivering Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
- Diploma in Supervision
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
- In Person Counselling (Kendal)
- Initial meeting for in person counselling– Free (half an hour)
- Weekly session in person (Kendal)- £50 (one hour per week)
- Advance book 6 sessions £ 45 x 6
- On Line Counselling
- Counselling sessions 1 hr - Live Skype £ 50
- Advance book 6 sessions or more 1 hr £ 45
- Text counselling 1 x Sheet A 4 (or 1 hr typing) £ 50
- Supervision - £60 a session (1.5 hrs) - Discounts for Psychotherapy Students (£40 a session)
- Couples counselling £60 per hour - advance book (6 or more ) £55
I accept payment by BACS transfer or Cash In Person
When I work
Daytime and early morning and some evening appointments available.