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Registered Counsellor MBACP, Dip.HIC BCPC

About me

I am a qualified counsellor able to work with adults and young people supporting them through challenging times, helping to initiate change and restore balance in their lives.

We all find life hard at times, psychological difficulties can take us by surprise, often feelings emerge that something is not quite right. We can feel disconnected, unhappy, tearful, anxious. Whatever your reasons for seeking help it takes courage to do this. People are often fearful of exposing their deepest selves, but with the help of the right therapist it can improve relationships and reduce emotional fear and suffering.

What I Offer

My priority is to provide a supportive and authentic relationship that will offer space and trust for honest exploration without judgement. Together we will try to resolve your problems. This might mean gaining more understanding of how your past has shaped your present, changing repeated patterns of thinking can offer the opportunity to heal and move forward. My job is to listen and stay alongside you in the work. Through exploring and reflection together, we make sense of what might be causing unhappiness, moving toward a greater sense of understanding yourself and ultimately peace.

Values and Style

My therapeutic style is primarily integrative, working from a person centred approach with integration of theories guiding the therapeutic direction. This means that the work is tailored to each client uniquely. Ultimately I see the work as creating a completely respectful and sacred space. I am passionate about creating wellness and a healthy mind and body connection.

I hold Carl Jung in particular regard and love his quote 'we cannot change anything unless we accept it'.

Initial Session

Seeking counselling can be a daunting process. It is important that you feel comfortable and find the right therapist for you. In our first meeting we can gain a sense of if it feels right for us to work together.

How many sessions

Everyone is different, some people will require a limited number of sessions, others longer term work which can be open ended. During our initial meeting we can decide together what will be best for you.

Appointments are once a week for 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy (BCPC)
  • Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling (BCPC)
  • Counselling Children & Young People, level 5 (ABC Awards, Skills and Education Group)
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Foundation Course, Counsellor Resources

Professional Bodies

 Registered MBACP

ICO registered member

ACTO Certified, Association for Counselling & Therapy Online

Research Interests

Experience

  • Private Practise
  • Womens Refuge - Domestic Abuse
  • Busy counselling agency city centre
  • School Counsellor - Prep aged 4+ and Senior aged 13+

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

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

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees

£50.00 for each 50 minute session for Face to Face, Online, Telephone, Initial Assessment.

Payment on the day of the session or at the end of the month by BACS.

I adhere to BACP ethical practise.

I hold both public liability and professional indemnity insurance for face to face and online work with both adults and young people.

The Practice Rooms, 26 Upper Borough Walls, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1RH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults