MA; MBACP Accred; PGCert; BScHons; EMDR
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Having been in practice since 2008 I am used to guiding someone through the initial first steps of therapy, and helping them to explore and address their worries and concerns.
For me, counselling is vocational. I feel passionately that everyone should be able to access therapeutic services of a high standard. We work together in an open, empathic and trust building way.
I work with individuals, couples both online & in person. I am Accredited with BACP. BACP accreditation is the mark of a high quality, professional practice.
I work with over 18yrs only.
You can expect to experience
A safe, confidential space to explore your feelings and concerns.
Be listened to by a highly qualified psychotherapist who will offer focus, challenge and clarity.
Be challenged about some of the unhelpful feelings and behaviours that may be hindering your growth.
Therapy can be difficult painful work and I would encourage you to stick with it, hopefully seeing yourself change and move forward means that you will want to come.
I encourage an initial telephone conversation before booking
Couple Therapy - 1 hour session
Clinical Supervision - Qualified to Masters Level 7 (PgCert) in Clinical supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- BACP Accreditation 2021
- MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, 2020, Bath Spa University
- PG Cert Clinical Supervision, 2020 University of Derby
- Single Session Therapy, 2020
- BScHons Psychology 2003 Uni of Liverpool
- Certificate in Counselling Skills 2004 Birmingham Uni
- FD Integrative Counselling 2014, Newman University College
- ASSIST - Suicide Intervention Training 2012
- Mental Health First Aid, 2012
- DANOS (Substance misuse intervention), 2012
- Solution Focus Brief Therapy Certificate, 2009
Counselling Work Experience:
- SIFA Fireside, homeless and substance misuse related counselling - 2008-2013
- RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project) 2009- present
- Cedar Counselling 2013/2014
- Childline/NSPCC 2004 - present
- Private Practice 2014 - present
- Counselling skills trainer for NHS
Issues I work with:
- Faith based approach or issues related
- religious based abuse
- physical health
- high earners
- sexual abuse
- physical abuse/domestic violence
- work based issues
- adult and child bullying
- emotional abuse
- low self-confidence/esteem
- spirituality/cultural issues
- religion and religious based abuse
- post natal depression
- relationship issues
- self-harm/self injury
- suicidal thoughts
- personal growth/development.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Religious based abuse
generalised anxiety disorder
affairs and betrayals
separation and divorce
inner child work
From £50.00 to £60.00
Counselling Fees £50 per session (first session is £40). I accept Cigna Insurance provider also.
Couples Therapy of 1 hour £60
Supervision Fees £50 per hour
I accept cash or online payments
I work privately from a dedicated counselling room. There is parking available. At the moment we do not offer waiting room of WC facilities.
Cancellation policy: 24hrs notice required, full fee incurred
Payment is required upfront for SKype and email counselling via online.
LinkedIn CV details
When I work
due to corona virus i am taking appointments online by Skype/Zoom and phone
early am, daytime, evening, weekend, Skype, email counselling, instant message
Monday - Saturday
8am - 9pm