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FdA, BSc (Hons), MBACP Reg

About me

Qualified and Experienced

I am a professional qualified therapeutic counsellor and BSc (Hons) graduate in Applied Social Sciences.  I am aware how life experiences and events can impact our ability to function on a day-to-day basis and - how social expectations can put us under further pressure.

A Space for Understanding

I am also aware that we can become overwhelmed or confused by our thoughts, feelings or behaviours and that finding someone to just listen and not judge, can be difficult.  As your counsellor I can offer you a safe and confidential space where you can talk and reflect on your individual experience, to understand what this means for you.

Our Relationship

If you choose to work with me you will find that I am empathic, non-judgemental and that our relationship will be genuine.  Our working environment will provide you with a climate whereby you can feel comfortable to explore, discover and develop who you are as a person.

Your Best Interests

Whatever your desired outcome from counselling you can be confident that I will hear you, work with you and support you in your counselling goals and, on your counselling journey.

How it Works

  • Either call or email if you want to find out more about how I work, we can then set up an initial session to discuss your needs/goals.  If you then wish to continue - further sessions can be organised.
  • Sessions are weekly and will last for 50 minutes.
  • My practice is conveniently located in Cheltenham town centre.
  • A confidential service will be provided.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc(Hons) Applied Social Sciences (1st Class) (Level 6)

University of Gloucestershire

Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling (With Merit) (Level 5)

Gloucestershire College/University of Gloucestershire

Certificates in Counselling Studies (Level 2 and 3)

Gloucestershire College

Award in Introduction to Counselling (Level 2)

Gloucestershire College

BACP Certificate in Proficiency (Registered Member)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions are available via (Zoom) only.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My practice is located on the lower ground floor level of the building and involves access via stairs. Online sessions are available if in person sessions is not possible for you.

Online platforms

Zoom