What is Counselling?
Counselling takes place when a counsellor sees a client in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the client is having, distress they may be experiencing or perhaps their dissatisfaction with life, or loss of a sense of direction and purpose.
In counselling sessions you can explore various aspects of your life and feelings, talking about them freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. Feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief and embarrassment can become very intense and counselling offers an opportunity to explore them safely, with the possibility of making them easier to understand.
My aim is to help you develop a better understanding of yourself and of your relationships, to clear away some of the fog so that you can better see what you are facing. This can help you to feel more in control and lead you to make effective changes in your life or to find better ways of coping with your problems.
People seek counselling for many different reasons. I will provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged or misunderstood. This can help you to make sense of what you are feeling and allow you to feel more truly yourself.
I will work together with you to agree on your aims and goals and work to build a shared understanding of what is important for you in a warm and accepting and meaningful way.
Training, qualifications & experience
DipHE Therapeutic Counselling
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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.