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MBACP, Dip.Couns

About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor working with individual adults (18+).  I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to reflect on your life and the events that have shaped you and made you the person you are today. This can develop your capacity to understand yourself better and make choices to bring about change.

I believe that there is not a 'one size fits all' and that each person is unique. I am able to utilise different approaches depending on what is needed at each stage.  

My counselling room is in Woodley, Reading. It is close to bus routes and has off-road parking. It is quiet and self-contained

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  It is Integrative, meaning that I can utilise different approaches, although my ways of working are predominantly psychodynamic and relational. 

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

I have experience as a counsellor in a local charity and now in my own private practice.  Issues that I have worked with include anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties, identity, sexuality, traumatic and early life experiences and addiction and dependency.  

I have also worked with those wishing to explore their faith and spirituality.

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

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Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fee is £40 per session and I also offer a concessionary fee depending on individual circumstances (e.g. students, low income).  This can be discussed during the assessment session.

When I work

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Further information

If you would like to find out more about counselling and whether it is for you at this point, the first thing to do is to arrange an assessment session, preferably face to face, but remotely if necessary.

If you decide to proceed, counselling would usually take place weekly at the same time each week with each session being 50 minutes.

Reading, Berkshire, RG5

Reading, Berkshire, RG1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults