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Registered MBACP and ACTO Level 2 member

About me

I am a qualified and registered counsellor with nearly 15 years of experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, anger management, disability issues, and caring for loved ones.

My core approach is client-led but I integrate other styles of therapy into the work, predominantly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused. 

My goal is to assist people gain their fullest potential and a new perspective on life and over many years I have had the privilege of seeing people leave me as stronger, resolved, and self-assured individuals. 

My therapy style is friendly, empathic, and interactive. The person-centred approach values you as the expert of your life but I am there to guide you through your own thoughts, feelings, and emotions. You will be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. so I will be non-judgmental.  

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I know that personally! However, my empathic, warm, and caring character, along with a safe and welcoming environment, will support, encourage, and ultimately empower you to reach the potential you wish and gain a new perspective on life.  

Getting in touch...

Email or phone me and we will set up a 'getting to know you' session. This will be where I will explain further how I work and answer any questions. I will listen to the reason(s) why you have contacted me and we will talk about what you hope to gain from counselling.  This will then give us both a greater insight as to whether I'm the right person to help you. 

The initial email or phone contact is not an avenue for in-depth work, it is just an introduction to one another. If you're happy to continue, after our first meeting, we'll set up a second session and from there will arrange to see (or speak to) each other on a basis that suits you - weekly or fortnightly. We will then continue until the relationship has served its purpose. I work at your pace and either face-to-face or online.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and training

  • Foundation Certificate in the Application of The Polyvagal Theory in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Online, 2022)
  • (OCST 4) Audio and Webcam (ACTO Approved Training) (Online, 2021)
  • Diploma in Counselling (Southport, 2012)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Southport, 2009)
  • ReguIar CPD activities (various means, ongoing).

Experience

  • Been in private practice for over 5 years.
  • Volunteered with Keylink Counselling, during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing therapy for many people in the education sector. 
  • Worked voluntarily for Sefton Carers; Carlisle Carers and South Lakeland Carers for over 4 years.
  • Worked voluntarily for an independent counselling service for approximately 4 years.

Other

  • Registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Fully insured

Member organisations

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

First session £25 (introductory meeting)
Other sessions £45 an hour.

However, both of these are negotiableDon't let this pricing put you off.  I am fully prepared to offer discounts which will be discussed and set in the first session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am willing to work up until 7pm online, Monday to Friday.

Further information

I have a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).

Henhayes Centre, South Street Car Park, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 8DA

Online Sessions, West Yorkshire, WF8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom